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English Year 5 Summer Persuasive Writing

Persuasion and Argument

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

Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to features of persuasive texts
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Essential texts are all provided in the resources document

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Modal verbs to express possibility; advertising
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Essential texts are all provided in the resources document

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Modal Verbs

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Exploring protest speeches and songs
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Conjunctions and adverbs for cohesion; health promotion
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Essential texts are all provided in the resources document

Websites
Change 4 life from www.nhs.uk

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Cohesion

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a persuasive speech
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
All essential texts are provided in the resources document

Optional Texts
The Advanced Persuasion Book by Sue Palmer (see resources)

Websites
Newsround from www.bbc.co.uk