Persuasive writing

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Watch this advertisement lesson for kids – what did you learn from the video? How would you structure a successful advertisement?

Persuasive Writing for Kids: What is It? How would you define this sort of writing? Is this writing style easier to do than other forms? When would you use this writing style?

Read the 6 texts on the worksheet. How are they different? What do they have in common?

Complete the questions and reflection sheets. Now check your answers with your friends. Do you all agree on the answers? Which piece of writing did you like best? Why?

Intro To Persuasive Text using TV commercials – how does each one work?

This video is a collection of 4 commercials used to help students understand elements of persuasive text. Parallel commercials for persuasive text examples include: Emotional Appeal (Horse/Dog), Exaggeration (Doritos), Bandwagon (Chuck E Cheese), and Loaded Words (Frosted Flakes). Which product was the best presented? Why was this? Could you have improved on any of the advertisements?

Identify Persuasive Texts

How do they do this?

Now takes some of these examples and create your own advertising poster.

Try the Fun-Time Extras
• Can you invent a new holiday destination and make an advert for it?

• Can you invent a new chocolate bar and design its wrapper?

• Can you design a climate change protest placard? What are the key features you need to think about when you are making a protest sign? Why are these features important?

Persuasive writing
Persuasive writing

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