Persuasive writing. The Assessment guide. http://www.naplan.edu.au/writing_2011_-_domains.html. Purpose. Persuasive Writing. Audience. To argue a case for or against a particular position or point of view. To inform, entertain, persuade.
To argue a case for or against a particular position or point of view.
To inform, entertain, persuade.
Need to consider target audience: peers, distant, general, specialised.
What does that mean for our teaching?
Teaching Ideas/ Approaches
Oral discussion – reading and talking about the genre
Use writing frameworks
Adapting /analysing models
Group/ shared work
Statement of opinion
Opinions supported with
Summary and restatement of
Leave reader with clear
picture of view point
Purpose and Audience
Audience Category 2
Audience Category 3
Argument is clear and supported with some evidence. The distinction between cages and zoos is made clear through reasons presented.
Audience Category 4
Supports reader understanding with sufficient detail on subject matter. Begins to engage and persuade by attempting to establish relationship with a more adult reader through language choices ( only certain animals..., most zoos mimick..., reduce the risk of being hunted...)
Topics to engage
Practice responding to a
- concept maps
Teachers should be given one day each week to plan.
How can I teach structure?
The organisation of the structural components of a persuasive text
- introduction clearly stated point of view
- body arguments and elaborations to support
- conclusion is the position restated
5 paragraph organiser
Logos - logic
Pathos - emotion
Ethos - ethics
Persuasive Devices – Category score 2
Josh’s usage of devices
What did you hear?
Transitional words and cohesion
Transitional words and phrases (e.g. however , or , finally , before ) contribute to the unity (cohesiveness) of a text. Indeed, without these words or phrases, a text will most likely seem disorganised and will often be difficult to understand.
then, now, first, second, next, before, after, today, tomorrow, at that point, subsequently, eventually
Without a doubt
Contrast & Comparison
Due to the fact
On account of
Literature, Magazines and TV commercials
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