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Developing Persuasive Writing Skills PowerPoint - Year 3 and Year 4

PDF, PowerPoint | 24 pages|Grades: 3 - 4

A 24 slide editable PowerPoint template to use when teaching your students about the structure and language features of persuasive texts.

This PowerPoint presentation has been designed to teach your students about the text structure and language features of persuasive writing. It addresses the following content:

  • an overview of the purpose and types of persuasive texts
  • an explanation of persuasive text structure, with annotated examples
  • an explanation of persuasive language features, with annotated examples.

Activities for students, relating to persuasive structure and language features, are also included.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1478

    Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences)Elaborationsbecoming familiar with typical structural stages and language features of various t...

  • ACELY1678

    Identify the audience and purpose of imaginative, informative and persuasive textsElaborationsidentifying the author’s point of view on a topic and key words and images that seem intended to persuade listeners, viewers or readers to agree with t...

  • ACELA1490

    Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audienceElaborationsbecoming familiar with the typical stages and language features of such text types as: simple narrative,...

  • ACELY1690

    Identify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsdescribing the language which authors use to create imaginary worlds; how textual features such as headings, subheadings...

  • ACELA1491

    Understand how texts are made cohesive through the use of linking devices including pronoun reference and text connectivesElaborationsknowing how authors construct texts that are cohesive and coherent through the use of: pronouns that link to somethi...

  • ACELA1484

    Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbsElaborationsexploring examples of language which demonstrate a range of feelings and positions, and building a vocabulary to express judgments abo...

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Thanks for this resource. I’d prefer the font to be a simpler style for those who struggle e.g. curly “a”. I also prefer a larger font – I love that I can make these changes to suit my students. Bravo!

MERRIN CORNISH · Apr 29th, 2020

Hey Merrin, that sounds like a great idea. Could I please ask that you create a resource change request which you can access on this resources web page.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Apr 30th, 2020

I found this resource FANTASTIC. It is very succinct and easy to use in the class. Fabulous examples of persuasive texts with relevant topics.

Gwyn Bishop · Jun 12th, 2017

That’s wonderful! Thank you for your comment, Gwyn. I’m so glad you found the resource helpful.

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Jun 12th, 2017

Resource Updates

  • Design update of PowerPoint template.

    Change by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Jan 13th, 2019

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