10 Top Tips for Persuasive Writing 1. Assume that that your reader knows nothing about the issue. This will encourage you to use clear language. 2. Tailor your language to your audience. Use words and phrases that will appeal to their concerns and motivations. 3.Tell a story or use your words to paint an image in your reader’s mind e.g. ‘Imagine this...’ Readers will.. To read on visit: http://www.thetutorpages.com/tutor-article/gcse-english/persuasive-writing-how-to-convince-a-reader/4132
This is a sheet that contains persuasive sentence starters. Cut the sentence starters our and give to children to use while writing their persuasive sentence, or paragraph, depending on the grade level. You could use these to show how persuasive writing differs from other types of writing, and the clues that we look for in writing to tell the type of text it is.
Argumentative v Persuasive Writing--Download a chart that defines the differences between opinion, persuasive, and argumentative writing along with their purposes, techniques, components, etc. It's helpful to compare what students already know about opinion/persuasive writing as you introduce them to the new and less familiar concepts of argumentative writing.