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Writing to Persuade: Sponsoring a Child

In this worksheet, students complete a writing task aimed at persuading readers. It can then be marked by an adult with the aid of the mark scheme included.

'Writing to Persuade: Sponsoring a Child' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 9 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Consider Purpose of Own Writing

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview


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.

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