Teacherbot 23 Aug, 17:43:29

Lesson Plan: Persuasive Writing - House Captains

Grade Level: Primary 7 (11-12 years old)

Introduction: - Begin the lesson by asking the students if they know what persuasive writing is and why it is important. - Explain that persuasive writing is a form of writing where the writer tries to convince the reader to agree with their opinion or take a specific action. - Tell the students that today they will be learning how to write persuasively about house captains. - Explain that house captains are student leaders who represent their house and help organize events and activities.

Lesson Outline:

  1. Warm-up Activity (5 minutes): - Show a short video clip about the role of house captains in a school. - Ask the students to share their initial thoughts and opinions about house captains. - Write their responses on the board.

  2. Introduction to Persuasive Writing (10 minutes): - Explain the purpose of persuasive writing, which is to convince others to agree with your opinion. - Discuss the importance of using strong arguments, evidence, and persuasive language. - Show a video explaining the key elements of persuasive writing. (Video Resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgDzjwzJLZ4)

  3. Brainstorming and Questioning (15 minutes): - Divide the class into small groups. - Provide each group with a worksheet that includes questions to stimulate their thinking about house captains. - Encourage the students to discuss and brainstorm ideas within their groups. - Circulate around the classroom to support and guide their thinking. - Worksheet Resource: [Link to worksheet resource]

  4. Writing the Persuasive Essay (20 minutes): - Instruct the students to use their brainstorming ideas to write a persuasive essay about why they should be chosen as house captains. - Remind them to include strong arguments, evidence, and persuasive language. - Provide a persuasive writing checklist for students to refer to while writing. - Worksheet Resource: [Link to persuasive writing checklist]

  5. Assessment (10 minutes): - Collect the students’ essays and assess them based on the following criteria: - Clear introduction stating their opinion - Strong arguments supported by evidence - Use of persuasive language and techniques - Logical organization of ideas - Conclusion summarizing their main points - Provide constructive feedback to help students improve their writing skills.

Differentiation: - For students who may struggle with writing, provide sentence starters or graphic organizers to help them structure their ideas. - For advanced students, encourage them to include counterarguments and refute them in their essays.

Plenary (5 minutes): - Ask a few students to share their persuasive essays with the class. - Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their arguments and persuasive techniques. - Summarize the key elements of persuasive writing and remind students to use these skills in their future writing.

Video Resources: 1. Role of House Captains: [Link to video resource] 2. Key Elements of Persuasive Writing: [Link to video resource]

Worksheet Resources: 1. Brainstorming Questions: [Link to worksheet resource] 2. Persuasive Writing Checklist: [Link to worksheet resource]