LESSON TWO: IDENTIFYING AND USING PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUES IN A TEXT

Curriculum links: Year 7 - ACELA1536 Year 9 - ACELA1770

Resources you will need

Lesson structure

  1. Using the Lesson 2 Persuasive Writing PowerPoint slides, teach students about the various different techniques used by writers to increase the persuasiveness of their writing.  
  2. At the relevant point during the presentation, distribute to students the following text: Lynn Simpson, ‘My 57 Voyages: Cruelty Onboard Australia’s Live Export Ships’ (2018), published on the Voiceless blog
  3. Distribute the Techniques of persuasion worksheet to each student.  
  4. Ask the students to fill in the worksheet by identifying the different techniques of persuasion used in the provided text. Students can work individually, or in groups. 
  5. Using the Lesson 2 Persuasive Writing PowerPoint slides, discuss the different techniques used in the provided text.