Writing Persuasive Texts Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6
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Writing Persuasive Texts Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6


11 x Lessons


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.

Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Convince Me, If You Can!

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

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Persuasive Texts - Text Structure

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

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

Using Persuasive Devices

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

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Constructing a Persuasive Paragraph

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

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

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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Lesson 7 60 minutes

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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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Applying Proofreading and Editing Skills

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

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

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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Lesson 10 60 minutes

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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Lesson 11 60 minutes

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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Australian Curriculum alignment

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Interacting with others > ACELY1699
Clarify understanding of content as it unfolds in formal and informal situations, connecting ideas to students’ own experiences and present and justify a point of view

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1701
Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1704
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience

English > Year 6 > Literacy > Interacting with others > ACELY1709
Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions

English > Year 6 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1711
Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text

English > Year 6 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1714
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Interacting with others > ACELY1796
Use interaction skills, for example paraphrasing, questioning and interpreting non-verbal cues and choose vocabulary and vocal effects appropriate for different audiences and purposes

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1705
Reread and edit student's own and others’ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language features

English > Year 6 > Literacy > Interacting with others > ACELY1816
Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience

English > Year 6 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1715
Reread and edit students’ own and others’ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choices

English > Year 5 > Literacy > Interacting with others > ACELY1700
Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements

English > Year 6 > Literacy > Interacting with others > ACELY1710
Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis

English > Year 5 > Language > Expressing and developing ideas > ACELA1512
Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts

English > Year 6 > Language > Expressing and developing ideas > ACELA1525
Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion