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Persuasive Essay Writing Year 7

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Persuasive Essay Writing
Year 7 Literacy
Persuasion vs Narrative Writing
Persuasive
Purpose
Types
Structure
Features
Narrative
Persuasion vs Narrative Writing
Purpose
Persuasive
Narrative
• Present a point of view
Tells a story
• Persuade the reader
Types
• Argument
• Short story
• Discussion (balanced argument)
• Fairy tale
• Debate
• Mystery
• Real or imaginary
Structure • Introduction – state opinion
• Body – main point
- supporting evidence
- link back to argument
Features
• Orientation – set the scene
• Complication – series of events
- climax
• Conclusion – reinforce position
• Resolution – how the problem is
solved
• Repetition
• Descriptive language
• Compare & contrast
• Figurative language
• Metaphor / simile / etc
Persuasive Writing Success
Criteria

This is what makes a successful piece of
persuasive essay writing

Copy the following slides into your books
Introduction of Persuasive Essay

I have chosen a title that reinforces my opinion

I have used a string hook to engage my reader

I have given a clear description of the issue

I have clearly stated my opinon on the issue

I have made a brief mention of the issues to follow in my writing
Body of Persuasive Essay

I have 3 or more good arguments (the power of 3, one of the features of persuasive texts)

I have included evidence to support my texts & appeal to the minds of my readers

I have included elaborations on the evidence

I have used excellent persuasive language choices

Power of three

Emotive – powerful adverbs/adjectives

Rhetorical questions

Repetition (say it again)

Undermine opposing views

Anecdotes or testimonies

Facts & figures

Exaggeration
Conclusion of Persuasive Essay

I have restated my opinion

I have summerised my reasons for my opinon

I have included a call to action or a closing statement
Persuasive Essay Structure

Copy this into your books

Look at the basic essay test that has been handed out
to you

Can you find examples in the text for all of the
structures?
Introduction

Attention grabbing hook

Description of the issue

Opinion statement

Mention the ideas to follow
Body

Paragraph 1 & subsequent paragraphs:
 point
 Evidence
/ example (appeal to the mind)
 Elaborate
(appeal to the emotion)
Conclusion

Restate your opinion

Summerise the 3 or more reasons

Call to action or closing
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