The idea of scaffolding is to teach students the bones of persuasive text writing, to which they can attach their ideas. This helps students keep their thoughts in order, keep track of their writing and understand what is expected of them for assessments.
The structure of a persuasive text has been broken down, to explain what to do in each section (Introduction, Body and Conclusion (and Call to Action)), and shows students how to construct their arguments. There are also writing templates that the students can then rewrite their text into, to understand how it works as a piece of writing.
Also included is a checklist which can be a helpful rubric, and suggestion boxes for words and phrases that can guide or persuade the reader or structure the students' writing.
This is intended for students just being introduced to persuasive texts, or older students who are struggling with structure. It may be helpful revision for tests such as NAPLAN. It can also be helpful for writing speeches or opinion pieces.
You may like to check out my Recount Writing Posters for younger students too:
Recount Writing Posters
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