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.
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
Argument is clear and supported with some evidence. The distinction between cages and zoos is made clear through reasons presented.
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...)
Practice responding to a
- concept maps
Teachers should be given one day each week to plan.
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
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
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