Persuasive writing trail
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Persuasive writing trail map and guide
Suggestions for approaching persuasive writing. Includes a list of key Teachit persuasive writing resources and ways they might be used.
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Pick a pair - revising the features of persuasive writing
Aka pelmanism. A nice way of consolidating key terminology.
15 adverts 'crunched' in Teachit's Cruncher
Texts taken from a range of sources - the activity is to identify the origin through analysis of the lexis, and explain the thinking brought to bear on the task. (Answers are included at the end.)
Syntex: advert for Warwick Castle (difficulty rating 4)
Explore the word order of this slogan. Also available as a Promethean flipchart. (Clues: 1 - The key is where you put the word 'just'! 2 - Two verbs are contrasted) (Answer: You don’t just visit Britain’s greatest medieval experience. You live it.)
Revision sheets on writing to persuade, including advice on writing a speech and a checklist to use when planning.
Save my dog!
Lovely speaking and listening activity. Vets have to make some difficult decisions - can you persuade them to save your dog? Includes different role-play cards for each 'dog owner'. (Search for 9537 for support materials for this resource.)
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Persuasive writing skills - a set of worksheets covering (nearly) everything!
A set of worksheets showing students how to use rhetorical questions, comparatives and superlatives. Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
Revising persuasive tactics
Timed PowerPoint presentation based on the mnemonic 'A forest' - good for a starter or plenary.
Dickens' letter to The Times
Use the letter and persuasive techniques provided to explore persuasive writing.
An interactive matching exercise for 'Persuasive techniques bingo'
Match the terms with their definitions. Perfect for use on an interactive whiteboard. Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
Persuasive writing worksheet
Learn persuasive skills to apply to your own work.
Match the terms with the correct definitions and examples. Available as an interactive Matching activity.
Writing to persuade exam preparation
Example question (a persuasive school newsletter piece) and handy notes.
Persuasive techniques bingo
Lovely bingo style game, including techniques card, definitions and instructions. Also available as Teachit Interactive matching exercises.
'Send a Cow' practice questions and answers
An exploration of persuasive writing and presentational devices in a charity leaflet. Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
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