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Y6 English week beginning 01.03.21

Date: 24th Feb 2021 @ 2:24pm

Persuasive Theme Park Writing

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be revisiting persuasive writing. Our writing will be leading up to a leaflet to persuasive people (children and adults) to visit a theme park!

Monday 1st March

L/O To recognise features used in persuasive writing 

Follow the PowerPoint to help you consider times in which you have been persuaded to do something?

Sort the text examples on the PowerPoint into texts that are persuasive, partially persuasive or not at all persuasive. 

Read through the examples of persuasive writing samples A, B and C. Which do you think is most persuasive? Why have you chosen that text? 

Look at the checklist of features and decide on a colour to match each one (these have a star rating for differentiation). Reread each text looking for examples of the features on the list. Underline a few examples of each in the colour you have chosen and add a tick to the box each time you find an example.


Tuesday 2nd March

L/O I can choose and improve words which make my writing more persuasive.

There are 3 main types of word choices that will ensure your writing is persuasive: strong adjectives and adverbs to add detail; emotive word choices chosen to create an emotional reaction in the reader; and intensifying words that exaggerate the meaning of the sentence. 

Use the PowerPoint to practise improving the word choices in a variety of sentences. 

Create your own ‘Power of 3’ sentences to describe a theme park ride. 

Now that you’ve practised considering your word choices, look at the different theme park rides and write a short paragraph for each one that describes the ride so that you persuade someone to want to ride it. 

Use a thesaurus to ensure you’ve used powerful vocabulary, emotive and exaggerated vocabulary. 


Wednesday 3rd March (shorter lesson because it’s assembly!)

L/O To identify persuassive techniques in writing

We have persuasive leaflet to read today.

Today you need to pick out as many of the persuasive techniques that have been used. Which are most effective? Why? Stick the text in the middle of a double page and highlight/label as many as you can find. 


For a challenge: How has the author created cohesion in the text to make it stick together? Any repetition? Any conjunctions? Any pronouns? 

Verbs in present tense

Reasons for viewpoint

Each reason developed further with detail, facts and examples

Expression of conviction (undoubtedly, obviously)

Title implies point of view

Opinions expressed as fact

Rhetorical questions used to focus the reader

Main idea introduced in opening paragraph

Strong, emotive and exaggerated language


Thursday 4th March (has a lovely date – 4.3.21)

World Book day activities. 


Friday 5th March 

L/O - To become familiar with the structure of a persuasive text. 

Today we are unpicking the text we read on Wednesday and working backwards to the planning stage – as you did with the mystery story. This will help  see how a reader has built up a simple plan into an excellent piece of writing. 

Fill in the bare bones of the leaflet on the planning sheet to see how simple the structure is. 

Now, build up the detail of the text by rereading the leaflet and adding the ideas to your plan to see how the author built up the leaflet with persuasive techniques and details.

Finally, hide the original text and retell it from your plan. The aim is not to remember it word for word, but to practise retelling it to help yourself become more familiar with the structure of a persuasive text!

For a challenge: identify language that has been used to attracts adults and language chosen to appeal to children.


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