Persuasive Writing Sentence Openers and Connectives for Primary Level Students

Why use sentence openers and connectives that persuade when writing persuasive language texts at Primary Level?

It is important to use sequence words and phrases as sentence openers and connectives that persuade when writing persuasive language texts at primary level to link or connect your sentences, ideas and whole paragraphs together.  Connectives (linking words) should be carefully chosen in persuasive writing to make sure your paragraphs are linked logically.

Below is a table of persuasive writing sentence openers and connectives that you can use for primary level English:

Persuasive Writing Sentence Openers: Sequence Words and Phrases: In the first place…, Secondly…, Also…,


In conclusion

Persuasive Writing Sentence Openers That Persuade:

The fact is…,

Most agree that…,

One reason is…,

It is important to…,


It would be better if…,  

Another reason is…


Persuasive Writing Connectives that   Persuade: Connectives on Emphasis: clearly, above all, especially,


in fact,




more important(ly),

of course,




 Connectives on Opinion:

it would seem,

it appears,


on the strength of,

some people believe,

 in   my opinion,

on the other hand,


even so,

despite this

 Connectives that Illustrate:

for example,

for instance,

such as,

in other words,

as shown by,

to show that,

this can be seen in,

except for,


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