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Persuasive Writing Unit | Activities & Games | Year 4-6


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Create confident writers with these persuasive writing activities and games. This resource breaks down writing instruction, so it is simple to teach and fun to learn!

Children love learning through games, and as teachers, we have witnessed the benefits. Due to this, we have included lots of games in this package to build persuasive language skills!

It also includes a range of writing prompts, ready to print proformas, reflection activities, text analysis and more.

How this pack works:

We have divided this pack up into sections to make it easy to use and plan for your writing lessons. The sections are sequential, so if you use this pack for your entire persuasive writing unit, start and the beginning and work your way through.

Alternatively, you can pick and choose activities and games to support and supplement your lessons.


We know how important it is to cater for the range of needs in the classroom. This pack includes lots of opportunities for differentiation (and we have done the hard work for you!)

  • We have included two variations of the persuasive text structure, or you could use the blank template to create your own depending on your students’ needs.
  • The word wheels can be used as individual tools to support students, especially those kinaesthetic learners.
  • Lots of speaking and listening games have been included to support students before being asked to write independently.
  • The spinner games are a great way for students to work in mixed ability pairs, so students needing support can hear modelled sentences before constructing their own.
  • Different planning templates have been included depending on the complexity of writing you expect from each of your students.
  • All writing proformas/templates include two versions, one that provides text structure support and the other that doesn’t.


Assessment Resources

  • Cold Writing Task – Should boys and girls be allowed to go to separate schools?
  • Post Assessment – Should boys and girls be allowed to go to separate schools?
  • Assessment Checklist

Building the Field

  • Would you rather game
  • Persuasive writing retrieval chart
  • Topic brainstorm

Reading and Responding

  • List of persuasive texts to share with your class
  • Text Response: retrieval chart (2 versions)
  • Reading reflection

Text Structure

  • Persuasive text structure overview
  • Persuasive text structure cut and paste
  • Text reconstruction (cut and paste)
  • Structure identification arrows

Language Features

  • Language sort cut and paste
  • Emotive Language cloze
  • Rhetorical question sort
  • Rhetorical question prompt cards and activity
  • Facts and Statistics sort
  • Modality and opinion word spinner game
  • Convincing language spinner game
  • Construct a conclusion spinner game
  • Word wheels: High modality, language of opinion, time connectives, adding evidence (cause and effect).
  • Funny persuasive sentences game (Chatterbox/Cootie Catcher)
  • Modelled Text for identifying language features

Creating Arguments

  • Agree or disagree game
  • Creating arguments proforma
  • Peer writing task
  • Adding evidence proforma

Planning and Writing

  • Opening statement, argument and concluding statement formula activities
  • Writing detective – editing and proofreading activity
  • Planning template
  • Planning think board
  • Writing checklist + writing goal template
  • Topic Chatterbox / Cootie Catcher
  • Writing Bingo
  • Writing prompt cards


  • Speaker roles information sheet
  • Debate planning template
  • Debate topic cards

Writing Proformas / Templates (2 versions of each to support learners)

  • Kids under the age of 13 should be banned from having social media accounts
  • People should be allowed to visit Mars
  • You can choose one superpower to help others: Fly or stop time. Which would you choose and why?
  • Eating the Coat of Arms should be illegal
  • Schools should start later in the morning
  • Women sports stars should be paid the same as men
  • Kids under age 13 shouldn’t be allowed to have jobs anywhere


❤️ What other teachers are saying about this resource: ❤️

“So great! Really awesome variety of engaging activities to suit even the fussiest of students. My class realy enjoyed them. ” – Helen F.

“The kids loved using something that was a bit different to a worksheet that fully engaged them and got them practicing which was fantastic to see. Thank you! ” – Sophie W.

“My students loved this resource. It was an amazing resource to aid the teaching of persuasive writing and I am very happy to have it.” – Kate H.

“My students loved using this as part of our persuasive writing. They really liked the hands on activities and the spinners.” – Sarah T.

“My students loved this resource! There are so many engaging options to choose from, and I look forward to introducing more of these into my classroom this week:)” – Martha


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Looking for another grade? Find it here:

Persuasive Writing Unit – Activities and Games (Grade 2-3)


We are passionate about helping teachers here at Rainbow Sky Creations. We hope that this resource helps you and your students!

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Product Info

Electronic download

File Type: PDF + Powerpoint

Number of pages: 93

File size: 38 MB

* Compressed Zip File

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