Teaching Resource

Using Persuasive Language – A Turtle for a Pet

PDF, Google Slides | 1 page|Grades: 2 - 4

A worksheet that allows students to practice using persuasive devices in their writing.

Use this teaching resource when exploring persuasive devices with your students.

Students imagine that they are trying to convince their teacher that it is a good idea to get a turtle for a classroom pet. They must write sentences to convince their teacher of their viewpoint using:

  • personal pronouns
  • opinion
  • emotive language
  • rhetorical questions.

  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...

  • 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...

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