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Persuasive Writing in KS2

Suzie Hunt By Suzie Hunt

Study the art of persuasion with our in-depth KS2 English blocks.

Children in KS2 love the opportunity to have their voices heard. In our persuasive writing blocks, children learn how to passionately defend their position across a range of issues, whilst also learning to think critically about the rhetorical devices people use to persuade and influence others.

Hamilton's English lesson planning includes differentiated activities for your class and beautifully designed worksheets and resources. In addition, our SPaG-focussed sessions include teaching PowerPoints that walk children through key SPaG concepts.

Persuasive Writing in Year 4

Save the Rainforests!
Cherish rainforests, writing speeches, letters and articles persuading others to do so too, with Where the Forest Meets the Sea and The Vanishing Rainforest.

Animals in Captivity
Explore issues around animals in captivity, reading texts including Zoo by Anthony Browne and Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo. Examine features of persuasive texts and use these to write a persuasive article for a website.

Persuasion and Argument in Year 5

Argument and Debate
School uniform, detentions, mobile phones or screen time - there’s always an argument! This block lays the groundwork for effective argument and persuasion, written and spoken. Learn how formal debates are structured and take part in a class debate.

Persuasion and Argument
Explore persuasive letters, adverts, protest songs and speeches. Study the impact of modal verbs and cohesion through adverbs and conjunctions. Write and deliver persuasive speeches.

Narrative Poems
Lewis Carroll's Walrus and the Carpenter and Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales stimulate performance, debate, persuasive writing and poetry writing.

Revise Persuasive Writing in Year 6

Harry Potter Unit 7 Persuasive Texts
Use extracts from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Explore persuasive writing: advertisements for Wizard Wheezes; excuses for Fred/George; letters of persuasion for Buckbeak’s innocence. Revise: active/passive voice; adverbs of possibility, subordinate clauses.

Percy Jackson and Greek Myths Unit 7 Persuasion and Balanced Argument
Write and perform a an advert for a mythical object using adverbs of possibility to persuade. Consider different viewpoints in order to develop a balanced argument. Write persuasively in response to a Greek myth using the SPaG covered in this unit (subordinate clauses, adverbs).