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Tuesday

Use the PowerPoint to work through your learning for today. This week, we are focusing on persuasive writing. You will be writing a persuasive letter to Ernest Shackleton, persuading him to let you join him on his Endurance trip to Antarctica. You will need to think of all the reasons why you should be allowed onto the trip and what skills you have to offer. Remember, over 5,000 men applied, so your persuasive letter will need to really stand out and be super persuasive!

 

ACTIVITY:

  • First, using the 'Persuasive Letter Sequencing' sheet, read through each of the parts of the persuasive letter. Sort them into the correct order of the letter.
  • Then, using the WAGOLL on the next slide, you need to find the features of a persuasive letter (use the 'Persuasive Letter Checklist' below to help you.
  • Just like we do in class, use a different colour for each feature.

Wednesday

Today you will focus on planning your persuasive writing and then moving onto writing your introduction and your first detailed paragraph of your persuasive letter to Shackleton, persuading him to let you join him on his trip to Antarctica. Remember there were over 5,000 applications to join Shackleton, so your persuasive letter needs to really stand out and include all of the different reasons as to why YOU are perfect for the journey (and be super persuasive!). You will need to write in paragraphs and use lots of different types of sentences to make your writing really interesting and persuasive. Can you use some shorter simple sentences and some longer complex sentences to show this? What persuasive techniques can you include from our learning so far and our WAGOLL? 

 

Use the planning frame below to help you plan your writing. There is also a word mat to help you vary your sentence openers so please do use this! Once you have finished your detailed plan, move onto writing your introduction and first paragraph - there is a Persuasive Writing frame below for you to use if you wish. Use the WAGOLL from yesterday to recap the features which you should be including in your persuasive letter.

 

Thursday - Writing your persuasive letter

Today you will continue writing your persuasive letter to Shackleton about wanting to join him on his journey of a lifetime to Antarctica. You will write another two paragraphs and then your conclusion, bringing your persuasive writing to an end and hopefully securing a place on Shackleton's journey. You will use your plan from and all of the ideas you have thought about during the week to write your persuasive letter to Shackleton and convince him that you should be given the chance to go to Antarctica AND EXPLAIN WHY!

 

Make sure to include:

  • Rhetorical questions

  • Fronted adverbials

  • Direct address (talking directly to Shackleton - 'you', 'your')

  • Different sentence openers

  • Paragraphs

  • Emotive language

  • Be PERSUASIVE! Make your persuasive writing your own and have fun with it :)

 

Friday - Editing your persuasive writing

Today is time to finish off your story and edit your work. You need to make sure you have checked your spellings, punctuation and grammar within your writing, just as we do in class. Use your purple-pen (or a pencil), go through your work and see where you might need to make any corrections.

Have you used the following features?

  • Rhetorical questions

  • Fronted adverbials

  • Direct address (talking directly to Shackleton - 'you', 'your')

  • Different sentence openers

  • Paragraphs

  • Emotive language

  • Be PERSUASIVE! Make your persuasive writing your own and have fun with it :)

  • + all of the other features on the checklist!

If not, go back through your writing and see where you might be able to add them in!

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