Persuasive writing in the elementary grades is a complicated skill to master. Understanding the structure of a persuasive piece of text alone is so much for their brains to compute, let alone focusing on spelling and punctuation! Now, let’s not forget to remind them about those high modality words. Don’t forget your sequencing language and how about those three strong arguments to back up your viewpoint? Also, don’t forget those ‘no excuse words’ that must ALWAYS be spelled correctly! This printable teaching resource helps you to easily and visibly show the text structure with persuasive writing examples for kids.
Persuasive Text Structure Visible in the Classroom
A persuasive writing display in the classroom supports not only the teaching of persuasive writing to young writers, but also gives them the confidence to give it their best shot. Having something they can look to for support adds a level of comfort for young children knowing they have something to look at if they get stuck.
The simplicity of this persuasive teaching resource is where it’s at!
I used a very similar resource (but not nearly as cute!) in my classroom when teaching about the persuasive text structure. I felt having a display such as this was setting my students up for success.
Teaching Persuasive Structure to Young Students
Nailing the structure of persuasive writing is the ultimate goal! The first set of posters in this resource pack includes cute letter characters that represent each paragraph of a persuasive text.
- I – Introduction
- A – Argument 1
- A – Argument 2
- A- Argument 3
- C – Conclusion
There are also posters for each character that includes a brief description of what that specific paragraph will be about, along with a list of sentence starters to help students begin the paragraph in a connected way.
Persuasive Writing Examples for Kids
Fully immersing your students in the persuasive language is crucial. We know how reading children’s books with persuasive language to kids adds immense value to the learning process. Displaying examples of persuasive writing is another essential element. By displaying simple persuasive texts, you are explicitly showing your students what is expected, and the language features required to get them there.
That’s where the two persuasive writing examples available in this download comes in! Get out the colored highlighters and use sticky notes to bring attention to specific words used in the example text. This is another way you can add value to this fantastic persuasive display.
Persuasive Writing Prompts for Kids
You have scaffolded the structure of a piece of text and explored persuasive language with your students, now what?
These fantastic Opinion Topic Cards – Set 1 are the perfect persuasive teaching resource to have on hand.
This set of 20 topic cards encourages students to build an argument for or against a given topic. For some great ways to use these task cards in the classroom, check out our blog, 10 Ways to Use Opinion Topic Cards.
For more persuasive teaching resources and ideas, check out our Persuasive Writing Teaching Resource collection.