Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Letter to Save the Fish’, features instructions for students to write a persuasive letter about helping dying fish. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest covering the reasons for the letter, the location of the dying fish, three possible causes for their decline, …More

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Checkmate for Schools’ supports students in editing and revising their peers’ persuasive writing, focusing on consistency of point of view throughout the text.

Written Language
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This written language activity, ‘Comparing Texts’ Level 3 supports language development by encouraging students to identify and compare the purposes and audiences for different text types. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of the differences between the purpose and audience of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts.

Written Language
No. of pages: 5

This written language activity, ‘Comparing Texts’ (Level 4) supports language development by encouraging students to identify and compare the features, purposes and audiences for different text types. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of the differences between the purpose and audience of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts.

Written Language
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This written language activity, ‘Comparing Texts’ (Level 5) supports language development by encouraging students to identify and compare the structure, language features, purposes and audiences for different text types. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of the different aspects of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts.

Written Language
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This written language activity, ‘Kinds of Texts’ supports language development by encouraging students to understand the purposes and features of different kinds of texts. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of the differences between imaginative, informative and persuasive texts.

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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Letter to Raise a Guide Dog’, features instructions for students to write a persuasive letter offering to raise a puppy that would later become a guide dog. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest explaining why you want to raise the puppy, your …More

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Olympics Would You Rather’ is a great resource to prompt interesting discussion topics. The ‘would you rather?’ prompts can be used as a whole class, individually or in pairs, and encourage students to logically argue their opinion and express ideas.

Written Language
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This written language activity, ‘Paragraphs’ supports language development by encouraging students to use paragraphs in informative or persuasive writing and to write clear paragraphs. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of paragraphs and how a topic sentence ‘anchors’ a paragraph and how the first and last paragraphs introduce and conclude the writing.

Writing Text
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This writing text exemplar ‘Persuasive Prompts’ gives students an example of how to approach such a prompt. It is aimed at encouraging students to plan their writing by choosing their position on the topic, then asking themselves questions to best explain their ideas to the reader using details and examples to support their position.

Writing Organiser
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This writing organiser ‘Persuasive Texts’ supports students to plan for writing a text that puts forward an argument with evidence.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity, ‘Persuasive Writing’ encourages students to identify a problem and provide supporting evidence.

Writing
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This Assessment Item, ‘Persuasive Writing Checklist’ can be used by students to self-assess their persuasive writing.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Persuasive Writing Plan’ supports the teaching of writing by giving students a template for planning the features of persuasive writing.

Writing Text
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This writing text exemplar ‘Persuasive Writing Prompt’ gives students an example of how to approach such a prompt. It is aimed at encouraging students to plan their writing by choosing their position on the topic, then asking themselves questions to best explain their ideas to the reader using details and examples to support their position.

Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Persuasive Writing: Proposals’ supports the teaching of writing to put forward a proposal across the curriculum by providing a template to frame thinking and writing.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘School Issues Outlines’ encourages students to organise their thoughts about a school issue before writing a persuasive draft.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘Slicing Through School Spelling’ encourages students to identify misspelled words in their persuasive writing, making corrections with dictionaries.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘True Heroes’, features a newspaper report about a dog that sounds the alarm when two boys fall through the ice, and a persuasive letter to the mayor about celebrating heroic dogs. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about sequence, detail, cause …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Two Views of the Gila Monster’, features two persuasive letters about the conservation of this desert lizard species. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the letters and includes questions about the author’s purpose, vocabulary, fact/opinion, slant/bias, comparison/contrast, persuasion, validity, predicting outcome, genre, and key points. Answer …More

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity ‘Persuasive Voice’ encourages students to read texts and determine whether the writer is sharing information or trying to persuade the reader.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity ‘Persuasive Voice’ encourages students to develop arguments, sequence ideas, and use techniques to persuade in persuasive essays.

Writing Traits
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This Writing Traits activity ‘Persuasive Voice’ encourages students to write an essay in the persuasive voice.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Who Is the Audience?’ supports language development by encouraging students to learn to identify the intended audiences for different kinds of texts. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of audiences and texts such as imaginative, informative and persuasive.

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Wild Animals as Pets’, features a rough draft of a persuasive text about the dangers of people keeping dangerous or exotic animals as pets. It encourages students to identify spelling, capitalisation, punctuation, and usage errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task …More

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