Teaching Resource

Persuasive Letter Writing Task - Lower Primary

Free on Plus | 5 pages (PDF, Word)|Grades: 2 - 3

A five page assessment task for the lower primary, covering persuasive writing.

A persuasive letter writing task where students imagine they have been chosen to represent their grade as a student leader. They must choose between two main issues and write a persuasive letter to their principal, convincing him or her that action should be taken on the topic they have chosen. The issues are:

  1. Computer games are educational and should be used in the classroom.
  2. Weekends should be three days long.

Students brainstorm, plan and write a persuasive letter based on one of the above issues.

This teaching resource includes:

  • a brainstorming mind map
  • a persuasive text planning template
  • a checklist for structure, language features and persuasive devices.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  • VCELY230

    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 multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose

  • VCELY266

    Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • 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 multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose...

  • 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 appropriate to the audience and purposeElaborationsusing pri...

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