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Writing to Persuade: School Uniform

In this worksheet, students complete a writing task to persuade their readers. This task can be marked by an adult with the aid of the mark scheme included.

'Writing to Persuade: School Uniform' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Consider Purpose of Own Writing

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 

The following writing task has been devised to allow you to demonstrate your skill of persuasion.

 

You will need to persuade your audience by using techniques such as rhetorical questions, alliteration, rule of three, anecdote (short story), etc... Think carefully about WHO your audience is and WHAT language would be most appropriate to use.

 

Give yourself about 45 minutes to complete this task.

 

 

 

In extreme weather conditions (above 30 degrees or below 0 degrees), wearing school uniform can be very uncomfortable.

 

Write a letter to your head teacher to persuade them that, in extreme weather (either very hot or very cold), the normal rules of uniform should not apply.

  • Question 1

 

 

In extreme weather conditions (above 30 degrees or below 0 degrees), wearing school uniform can be very uncomfortable.

 

Write a letter to your head teacher to persuade them that, in extreme weather (either very hot or very cold), the normal rules of uniform should not apply.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Writing mark scheme based on National Curriculum levels.

9 or 10 marks: Writing is controlled and confident. They use a range of vocabulary and spelling is generally correct. Paragraphs clearly support the meaning.

7 or 8 marks: Starting to vary sentence structure. Using “although, on the other hand, meanwhile” (connectives). Using paragraphs to clearly organise their work.

5 or 6 marks: Using “if, when, because” (connectives). Beginning to use paragraphs. Punctuation, including speech marks, used correctly.

3 or 4 marks: Use some complex sentences with “and, but, so,” (connectives) in them. Basic spelling and punctuation correct. Straightforward sentences used.

1 or 2 marks: Using capital letters and full stops. Vary the way they begin a sentence. Simple vocabulary.
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