February 2012 – Persuasive WritingPersuasive Features Language Features Learning Goals• States a clear opinion in • Use mainly the present • Identify conventions of the opening sentence. tense specific text types, for• Presents convincing • Use logical, cause and example, a variety of persuasive and discussion reasons effect connectives texts, such as letters,• Supports reasons with • Use emotive language discussions and numbers, and • Use technical language advertisements information from experts, • Use rhetorical questions • Demonstrate comprehension to support • Use powerful verbs of the texts• Gives the most important • Use strong adjectives • Understand the use of reason last. persuasive language• Omits extraneous • Demonstrate the ability to recognize factual information information. and opinion• Restates the opinion in the closing sentence.
Things you can do at home:• While watching TV look at how commercials persuade viewers.• Look at adverts in magazines and newspapers and underline persuasive features. – http://www.scholastic.com/admongo/adlibrary.ht m
Web based resources:Write a Persuasive Mind Map:http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/p ersuasion_map/Advertisement Analysis:http://game.admongo.gov/http://www.admongo.gov/html-version.aspxCreate an argument to persuade:http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/arg ument/play.shtmlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_activities/english /argument.shtml