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Dog or Cat? Persuasive Writing Project

  • Updated

    Updated:  11 Sep 2023

Help students plan out persuasive writing with this very common argument, which is best dogs or cats?

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  2 - 3

teaching resource

Dog or Cat? Persuasive Writing Project

  • Updated

    Updated:  11 Sep 2023

Help students plan out persuasive writing with this very common argument, which is best dogs or cats?

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  2 - 3

Help students plan out persuasive writing with this very common argument, which is best dogs or cats?

✍️ Persuasive Writing Planning and Writing Templates

This resource download includes everything you’ll need to start your students on their persuasive writing journey. Firstly, we begin with a prompt – dogs vs. cats? Then we have the following persuasive writing templates:

  • Brainstorming template.
  • Persuasive reasons and supporting details planning template.
  • Persuasive writing structure planning template.
  • Final copywriting template with dog or cat head (perfect for a classroom display).
  • Persuasive writing student checklist (differentiated).

How to Use This Resource in the Classroom

The best thing about this resource is that it does have everything you need to get your students planning and writing a persuasive text. Here is a suggested step-by-step guide for using this set of templates in your classroom.

  1. Hook the students in! Watch a few YouTube videos about the best cat qualities and another about dog qualities – this will get your student’s mind ticking over.
  2. Introduce the project. Give the students each a copy of the booklet and turn to the brainstorming sheet. Have students write down their favourite things about dogs and cats. 
  3. Plan for writing. Guide students through the planning phase using the template provided. Have them create an outline that includes an introduction, body paragraphs with supporting evidence, counterarguments, and a conclusion. 
  4. Research and Gather Evidence. Teach students how to research and find reliable sources to support their arguments. 
  5. Draft the persuasive text. Have students start writing their persuasive text based on their created outline. Talk about clear and concise writing and using persuasive language. You may like to create a word wall of high-modality words to assist struggling students.
  6. Peer review and editing. Encourage students to exchange drafts for feedback and encourage constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement.
  7. Teacher feedback.  You may like to provide some feedback before the final piece is written and presented.
  8. Finalise and present. Write a final copy, and students can present their text to the class or the principal.

Persuasive Writing Lessons Have Never Been So Easy!

Use the dropdown menu to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slide version of this resource.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter collaborator.


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