Persuasive Language Texts for Primary Level

What are Persuasive Language Texts for Primary Level?

Persuasive language texts used at primary level are also called ‘exposition texts’ (a commonly used term in Naplan Tests).  These persuasive language texts are written for the purpose of presenting a point of view in favour or against a specific topic.  The ultimate aim is to try to convince the reader to agree with your opinion, or take a certain course of action, by giving reasons and examples to support your ideas.

Persuasive Language Texts:

  • are emotive
  • are biased
  • sound authoritative

Persuasive Language Texts Structure:

  1. Introduction = includes a statement to give the author’s opinion / preview important arguments / engage the reader’s attention
  2. Body = includes a series of paragraphs / gives a new idea or argument with reasons and examples to support it in each paragraph / uses persuasive language / uses quoted or reported speech / uses cohesive language to link ideas between paragraphs
  3. Conclusion = restates the position of the writer / sums up the main arguments / includes request action to be taken by the reader / does not give any new information

Persuasive Language Texts for Primary Level Writing Plan

Use this persuasive language writing plan when brainstorming ideas for your topic.  Remember that each new paragraph should be a new idea / argument with reasons and examples to support it.

1 Persuasive Writing Topic
2 Your Title of the Piece =  based on how you are arguing either for or against the topic
3 Introduction of your Opinion = your main opinion (contention) why you are either for or against the topic
4 1st Main Idea = including first supporting reason and evidence of one point of view
5 2nd Main Idea = including supporting reason and evidence of another point of view
6 3rd Main Idea = including supporting reason and evidence of another point of view
7 Conclusion = that restates your main opinion

 When brainstorming for your persuasive language contention, think about:

  • what is your point of view on the persuasive language topic?
  • what are your arguments, either for or against the topic with reasons and examples to explain them?
  • planning your writing to make sure you clearly state what you think about the topic
  • writing your introduction that clearly sets out your opinion
  • remember you are writing to persuade a reader to agree with your own opinions
  • writing sentences that stay on the topic and are relevant
  • starting each new idea in a new paragraph
  • writing a conclusion to give your summary of the main points and final comment on your opinion
  • remember to check your spelling and edit your writing when you are finished

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