Developing Persuasive Writing Skills Unit Plan – Year 3 and Year 4

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Developing Persuasive Writing Skills Unit Plan – Year 3 and Year 4

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This English unit addresses the genre of persuasion; specifically, how to write a well-structured persuasive text.

It consists of 10 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.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

For or Against?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate point of view in relation to a situation or issue.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Persuasive Texts - Text Structure

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

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Persuasive Texts - Language Features

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

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Exploring Modality

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore how modal words are used to express degrees of certainty in persuasive texts.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Introducing Persuasive Devices

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore how persuasive devices can be used to strengthen a point of view.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Building an Opinion Using Persuasive Devices

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will use persuasive devices to build a convincing opinion about an issue.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Constructing a Persuasive Paragraph Using OREO

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and use the correct paragraph structure when writing a persuasive text.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Using a Persuasive Prompt - Shared Writing

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will use a writing prompt and scaffolding sheet to write a persuasive text in pairs.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Applying Proofreading and Editing Skills

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

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Lesson 10 60 minutes

Using a Stimulus - Independent Writing

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

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National Curriculum in England alignment


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