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Year 4 Non-fiction Unit 4 – Persuasive texts

Persuasive texts (4 weeks)

This is the fourth and final non-fiction unit in Year 4. The unit introduces children to written persuasive texts. The unit has three phases with regular opportunities for children to assess their work. It can be readily linked to other curriculum subjects or themes.

Phase 1

Read, compare and contrast a range of paper-based and DVD-based persuasive texts. Discuss and record common features of the text-types. Express views about the persuasive nature of different texts.

Phase 2

Identify elements of a DVD text that would persuade a reader to see a film. Plan a trailer to promote a film using key moments from the film.

Phase 3

Write a written voice-over script to persuade a reader to see a film. Demonstrate how to combine words, music and images to convince the reader.

Overview

  • Read, compare and contrast a range of paper-based and DVD-based persuasive texts. Discuss and record common features of the text types. Express views about the persuasive nature of different texts.
  • Identify elements of a DVD text that would persuade a reader to see a film. Plan a trailer to promote a film using key moments from the film.
  • Prepare a written voiceover script to persuade a reader to see a film. Demonstrate how to combine words, music and images to convince the reader.

1998 Framework objectives covered:

Year 4, Term 3: T18 and T19 from examples of persuasive writing, investigate how style and vocabulary are used to convince the intended reader; evaluate advertisements for their impact, appeal and honesty, focusing in particular on how information about the product is presented; T23 present a point of view in writing, linking points persuasively and selecting style and vocabulary appropriate to the reader; T25 design an advertisement on paper or on screen.