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Please revise and test Units 17 and 18. 



Children will:


Persuasive Texts:

  • know and understand the features  and purposes of persuasive texts in a variety of forms, e.g. letters, leaflets, posters, advertisements  and newspaper articles
    • Understand that posters and adverts and letters in magazines can persuade people to buy, or agree or support
  • understand and evaluate how letters, e.g. from newspapers, magazines, are intended to inform, protest, complain, persuade
    • Understand the effectiveness of language, colour, font, word play, etc in good/ poor adverts
  • know how to identify persuasive techniques in texts such as newspapers, comments, headlines, adverts, flyers. Consider:
    • the deliberate use of ambiguity, half-truth, bias
    • how opinion can be disguised to seem like fact
    •  words and phrases e.g. ‘surely’, ‘it wouldn’t be very difficult …’
    • persuasive definitions, e.g. ‘no-one but a complete idiot …’, ‘every right-thinking person would …’ ‘the real truth is …’,
    • rhetorical questions ‘are we expected to …?’ ‘where will future audiences come from?’
    •  deliberate ambiguities, e.g. ‘probably the best … in the world’ ‘known to cure all …’, ‘the professionals’ choice’


Persuasive Talking and Listening Task:


We often use persuasive language to help us to win an argument! Think of a time when you have had an argument about something or tried to get your way, for example, what film the family should go see or persuading your parents to get you a pet. Think about if you used any persuasive language to make people come around to your way of thinking! Using persuasive language is a much more effective tool to use in an argument than just shouting and repeating the same points. . 


Choose a subject that you want to persuade your parent or sibling on, for example:

-Why you should get extra treats this week

-Why you should get pocket money

-Why you deserve extra TV time

-Why you should get a day off school work

-Why your siblings shouldn't always get to use the PlayStation


Once you've decided what you'd like take time to plan your argument by making rough notes on points you can make, evidence to support your points and the type of persuasive words that you will use, e.g. positive/negative language depending onion you are for or against the subject.


I hope you win your argument ;) Good luck!


Fact and Opinion

  • discriminate between fact and opinion and question the reliability of evidence

Important skills for persuasive writing.


Complete the tasks below and remember that on differentiated activities Ruby should complete * sheets, Emerald ** sheets and Sapphire ***sheets.

Phrases and Clauses- Continued

  • know and understand the terms ‘phrase’ and ‘clause’
  • understand that a clause is a sentence
  • investigate clauses through:
  • identifying the main clause in a  sentence
  • investigating sentences which contain more than one clause
  • understanding how clauses are connected (e.g. by combining three short sentences into one)
  • understand that clauses can be main and subordinate