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KS2 Persuasive Writing Model Texts Writing Templates –  WAGOLL Text Types

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Develop pupils’ understanding of persuasion with this with this persuasive writing KS2 resource pack. Pupils will read two model texts, a letter about music taught in schools and a discussion text about the closure of libraries, showing WAGOLL (what a good one looks like).

Pupils can learn the features of persuasive writing, using the checklist included, before writing their own texts using the planning sheets provided as a discussion or letter writing template.

What is included in this WAGOLL resource pack?

  • Model Text 1 - Persuasive Letter: ‘Why can’t rap music be taught in schools?’

A model text to explore the features of persuasive writing.

  • Model Text 2 - Discussion Text: Why should we not close our libraries?

A second model text to explore the features of persuasive writing.

  • Text types Success Criteria

A list of features that could be included when writing to persuade.

  • Vocabulary List

Examples of emotive language that could be used to persuade and examples of rhetorical questions.

  • Planning Sheets

These can be used to support pupils when planning their own persuasive texts

What is persuasive writing?

Persuasive writing tries to convince the reader to do something or believe something. Adverts, reviews, leaflets, discussion texts and letters can all include persuasion.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to plan their writing by discussing writing that is similar to that which they are planning to write in order to learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.

Pupils should be taught to plan their writing by identifying the audience for and purpose for writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.

Pupils should be taught to draft and write by selecting the appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.

  • Persuasive writing success criteria
  • Emotive language word bank
  • Writing plan
  • Two model texts
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