Writing Persuasive Texts Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6

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Writing Persuasive Texts Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6

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11 x Lessons | Suitable for Grades: 5 - 6

This English unit addresses the genre of persuasion; specifically, how to write an effective persuasive text.

It consists of 11 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An independent writing task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

 Overview

Objectives

  • To introduce the purpose of opinion writing.
  • To identify and explore the organizational structure of an opinion piece.
  • To identify and explore the language features of an opinion piece.
  • To identify and explore persuasive devices.
  • To identify and use correct paragraph structure.
  • To improve an opinion piece by applying knowledge of appropriate language features and devices.
  • To write an opinion letter using appropriate text structure, language features and devices.
  • To learn and apply proofreading and editing skills.
  • To research evidence to include in an opinion speech about a topical issue.
  • To construct an opinion speech using appropriate text structure, language features and devices.
  • To present an opinion speech to the class using appropriate oral presentation skills.

Persuasive writing provides excellent opportunities for cross-curricular integration. Look for ways to meaningfully integrate persuasive writing with other learning areas e.g. Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Technology.

Prior to commencing the unit, develop a persuasive writing wall in the classroom. Display texts, vocabulary and posters that will stimulate the students’ interest and assist in their learning throughout the unit. For examples of teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Persuasive Writing category on the Teach Starter website.

Expose the students to a variety of persuasive texts before and during the unit. Read and view persuasive texts such as letters to the editor, advertisements and campaign speeches. Provide the students with opportunities to read and respond to short persuasive texts. For examples of persuasive comprehension teaching resources, browse the Comprehension Texts category on the Teach Starter website.

 Lessons

60 minutes
Lesson 1

Convince Me, If You Can!

A 60 minute lesson designed to introduce the genre of persuasion.

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60 minutes
Lesson 2

Persuasive Texts - Text Structure

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the structure of persuasive texts.

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60 minutes
Lesson 3

Persuasive Texts - Language Features

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the language features of persuasive texts.

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60 minutes
Lesson 4

Using Persuasive Devices

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore persuasive devices.

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60 minutes
Lesson 5

Constructing a Persuasive Paragraph

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and use correct paragraph structure.

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60 minutes
Lesson 6

Modelled Writing - Improving Persuasive Texts

A 60 minute lesson in which students will improve a persuasive text by applying knowledge of persuasive language features and devices.

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60 minutes
Lesson 7

Shared Writing - Persuasive Letters

A 60 minute lesson in which students will write a persuasive letter using appropriate text structure, language features and devices.

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60 minutes
Lesson 8

Applying Proofreading and Editing Skills

A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply proofreading and editing skills.

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60 minutes
Lesson 9

Persuasive Speech - Researching

A 60 minute lesson in which students will research evidence to include in a persuasive speech about a topical issue.

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60 minutes
Lesson 10

Persuasive Speeches - Constructing

A 60 minute lesson in which students will construct a persuasive speech using appropriate text structure, language features and devices.

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60 minutes
Lesson 11

Persuasive Speeches - Presenting

A 60 minute lesson in which students will present a persuasive speech to the class using appropriate oral presentation skills.

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  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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