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Persuasive Text Worksheet

PDF, Google Slides | 2 pages|Grades: 3 - 5

Revise the key structural elements of the persuasive text type with this informal letter.

Use this worksheet as part of your writing lesson when introducing the structure of a persuasive text.

Students read the informal letter provided on the worksheet. They are then required to:

  • Circle the writer’s opinion
  • Underline the 2 supporting reasons for their opinion
  • Place a star next to the restatement of the opinion
  • Put a box around the call to action

Persuasive Text Worksheet: Scaffolding & Extension Tips 

Got fast finishers? Students who need an extra challenge can write a letter back to Jillian, taking on the persona of one of her parents.

Students who need extra support may benefit from completing the activity in a small group setting with regular teacher support.

A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource

Hand out the worksheets to students to complete as an exit ticket after your persuasive writing lesson, or send it with students as a homework assignment. 

In addition to individual student work time, you can also print multiple copies and slip them into dry-erase sheets for an erasable and sustainable writing center activity.

You can also project the worksheet on your smartboard and complete it with your class as a pre-lesson introduction or review. 

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Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the worksheet for students to complete.  

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This resource was created by Jennifer Hall, a teacher in North Carolina and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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