What is persuasive writing?
Persuasive language is a type of language that is used to persuade the reader to accept the writer’s point of view. They might be trying to persuade the reader to buy something, believe something, or to think in the same way as the writer. Persuasive writing comes in different forms and includes speeches, adverts and brochures.
Constructing a persuasive argument is an essential skill of non-fiction writing. Develop children’s persuasive writing skills with our collection of persuasive writing activities, designed to help children use the right persuasive writing techniques to persuade their readers in a range of possible contexts, including adverts, persuasive letters and persuasive speeches.
These worksheets, PowerPoints, templates and activities will help learners to develop an understanding of how to structure logical arguments and counterarguments, and how to use the key features of a persuasive piece, including emotive language, rhetorical questions and alliteration to grab the reader’s attention and put forward their point of view. They’ll also learn to identify persuasive texts and be able to name examples of persuasive writing.