Writing Persuasive Texts Unit Plan – Lower Grades
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Writing Persuasive Texts Unit Plan – Lower Grades


9 x Lessons


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

It consists of 9 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 some tasks may vary from class to class.

Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Understanding Point of View - Persuasive Texts

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

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Exploring Language Features 1 - Persuasive Texts

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore rhetorical questions, emotive language and personal pronouns in persuasive texts.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Exploring Modality - Persuasive Texts

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

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Exploring Language Features 2 - Persuasive Texts

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore opinions, facts and alliteration in persuasive writing.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Text Structure - Persuasive Texts

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

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Persuasive Paragraph Writing using OREO

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 7 60 minutes

Modelled Writing - Planning and Constructing Persuasive Texts

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

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Shared Writing - Persuasive Text

A 60 minutes lesson in which students will plan and create a persuasive text in pairs by applying knowledge of persuasive language features, devices and structure.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

A Persuasive Letter to the Principal (Independent Writing)

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

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