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Write a Persuasive Text

In this worksheet, students practise writing a persuasive text on an issue that is important to them, focusing on the language conventions and grammatical structure of a persuasive text.

'Write a Persuasive Text' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:  Plan What and Who to Write For

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Persuasive texts aim to persuade readers to buy something, do something or change their minds about something.

 

A persuasive text often has the following features:

 

1) It states the writer’s viewpoint in the opening sentence.

 

2) It puts forward arguments and evidence to support this viewpoint.

 

3) It sometimes (but certainly not always!) puts forward opposing arguments.

 

4) It uses the present tense.

 

5) It uses emotive language (e.g. despicable, cruel, heart-warming).

 

6) It uses connectives that emphasise (e.g. moreover), contrast (e.g. however) or show cause and effect (e.g. because of this).

 

7) It poses rhetorical questions (questions that don't require an answer).

How many more animals must suffer before something is done about this?

 

8) It ends with a final summary or recommendation.

 

In this worksheet you can practise writing a persuasive text, focusing on including all the above features. Remember that you can look back at this introduction as often as you like by clicking on the Help button.

In the box below, write a persuasive text about something that is important to you. You could choose something school-related, such as school uniforms or homework, or you could choose a subject like fox hunting, GM crops or smoking. The important thing is that you have an opinion on one side or the other.

 

Try to include the features that are listed in the introduction, including opposing arguments, even if you only put them in so that you can disagree with them! Don't forget to divide your work into paragraphs. (Remember that you can look back at the introduction as often as you like by clicking on the Help button.)

 

  

  • Question 1

In the box below, write a persuasive text about something that is important to you. You could choose something school-related, such as school uniforms or homework, or you could choose a subject like fox hunting, GM crops or smoking. The important thing is that you have an opinion on one side or the other.

 

Try to include the features that are listed in the introduction, including opposing arguments, even if you only put them in so that you can disagree with them! Don't forget to divide your work into paragraphs. (Remember that you can look back at the introduction as often as you like by clicking on the Help button.)

 

  

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award a maximum of 10 marks for the persuasive text.
1) Award one mark if the student's opinion is stated in the first sentence.
2) Award one mark if the text contains evidence and arguments in support of the viewpoint.
3 and 4) Award one mark if opposing arguments are included. Award two marks if these arguments are countered in an effective way.
5) Award one mark if the text is written in the present tense.
6) Award one mark if the text is divided into paragraphs in an appropriate way.
7) Award one mark if emotive language has been included.
8) Award one mark if connectives have been used to emphasise, contrast or show cause and effect.
9) Award one mark if the text contains at least one rhetorical question.
10) Award one mark if the text concludes with a final summary or recommendation.
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