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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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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