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Persuasive Sentence Starters

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Have your students begin their persuasive writing with a strong sentence starter.

These persuasive sentence starters will help to get your students… well, started! Set them out on the right track with these strong opening statements. Give your students a copy each for their books or print out on A3, laminate and cut them and then put them up in your room.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

English > Year 2 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1671
Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimoda...

English > Year 3 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > 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 pers...

English > Year 3 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1682
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriat...

English > Year 4 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > 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; ...

English > Year 4 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1694
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text st...

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1701
Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsexplaining how the features o...

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1704
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audienceElaboration...


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  • What a great resource to have on hand.

    Comment by Deb S74 on November 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm


  • Is it possible to change the font on this one?

    Comment by Katelyn Williamson on August 22, 2016 at 10:51 pm


    • Hi Katelyn,

      Thank you for your comment. We have updated the font on this resource and it is available to download again now.

      Kind regards
      Jill

      Official comment by Jill (Teach Starter) on August 30, 2016 at 9:11 pm


  • Is there any possibility of getting one of these for narratives/imaginative?

    Comment by Tahli Caban on March 14, 2018 at 7:57 am


    • Hi Tahli, thanks for your message and request.

      I have found a couple of resources that may be helpful for you when focusing on narratives and imaginative writing. I hope that you find these useful:

      Narrative Sentence Starter Cards

      Imaginative Writing Stimulus Wheels

      If this is not exactly what you are looking for, please feel free to suggest it via the Changes & Updates tab above. Your request will be voted on by the community. Each week, our team creates the most popular request. If your request hits the top of the list, we’ll be happy to make it for you!

      Have a great day, Tahli.

      Official comment by Alison Smith on March 14, 2018 at 8:45 am


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