This bundle brings together 6 of my most popular persuasive writing resources. You can still
purchase each one of these separately or for a saving, purchase them all as one bundle here.
Persuasive writing chart collection
This is a set of ready to print and laminate charts which outline the most important features of
persuasive writing, a definition of persuasive writing or purpose, a list of powerful words,
connectives and persuasive sentence starters. Great charts to have in literacy centres or
displayed in the classroom for easy access and prompts.
Persuasive writing finding powerful words - Synonyms
When teaching persuasive writing, one of the key aspects is getting a point of view across. The
writer must use high modal words to strongly state their point of view. This resource helps
children recognize better words for some of the most commonly used words in persuasive
writing and making them more powerful for the audience.
Children are to locate in the word wall and colour all of the words that mean the same thing as
the purple word in the pages title. They will find that the words they colour, are much stronger
choices than the one in the heading.
The pages are titled - "Better words than..." the words provided are:
said, happy, sad, should and need. The worksheets can also be simply used for recognizing
Persuasive Writing Sorting, ideas, topic sentences for paragraphs.
A great activity for children to recognize arguments “for” and “against” a topic. Children cut out
and sort the arguments under the two headings (“for” and “against” ) . Alternatively, you can
laminate them and use as a game. Also an excellent starting point for children to write
persuasively when given the topic and main ideas. They can then think of supporting details to go
with each point. This resource can be adapted to suit the needs of all your students by
differentiating the expectations as stated above.
- Should all classrooms have air-conditioning?
- Uniforms should be compulsory?
- Homework should be banned?
- Cats are better pets than dogs.
- All children should play a sport.
- Animals should never be kept in cages.
- Public transport is better than driving a car.
- Should junk food be banned at school?
- Books are better than television.
- Families are more important than friends
Persuasive writing board game.
Let Me Persuade you! is a board game designed to get the children's minds thinking of ideas
very quickly. It is fun and engages the children in the activity automatically. Great for 2 players
or the whole class. How to play- Ask one of the children to roll the dice for the vertical and
horizontal axis to come up with a coordinate for a topic. Each child must give 2 reasons for or
against the topic in their turn. If they are correct they cover the square with a counter. If they
give an invalid reason or an unpersuasive reason or take too long to answer they do not put down
a counter. The child then rolls the dice for the other player. They continue until all squares are
covered. The winner is the person with most squares covered in their colour.
Alternatively, play 2 children at a time as a whole class. If they give an invalid reason or an
unpersuasive reason or take too long to answer they are out and a new child comes up to
Persuasive writing editing checklist peer or self
This is a checklist for children to edit their own persuasive writing. Use for peers or for
Persuasive Writing Ruberic/Matrix
This is a complete rubric/Matrix to assess children's persuasive writing. It was designed for a
specific task where the children had to persuade the reader to visit their state by
describing/selling features of their state. This however you could change to suit your needs.