The 3/4s this term have been learning how to write persuasive texts. We started off with learning how to do a plan. The strategy teachers used to get us hooked in (like we want our readers to be) was to get us to do a plan that was a Burger Plan! It is a fun and easy way to do a plan and everyone did a remarkable job on it. We used the two buns as our introduction and conclusion. There were three pieces of things that go in burgers such as cheese, meat patty and lettuce. We write our three arguments in those three things. To help us hook the reader into our arguments, we use sentence starters. Some of the very popular ones are, ‘most people would agree that’, ‘a sensible idea would be’ and ‘it’s clearly obvious that’. We use those to get the reader to agree with our argument. The first text we wrote was about superpowers. We picked a superpower like flying, invisibility or super speed. We then did a Burger Plan on our topic. Once we had finished that we went on to writing the whole piece. It would have been very hard not to enjoy it and I don’t think anyone disliked it. We are learning how to persuade people so that we can stand up for our beliefs and convince other people to do the right thing throughout their life.
Written by Jakob A. in 3/4M
What are your favourite sentence starters?
What do you think is the best way to hook your readers in during the introduction?
Have you got any great ideas on how to end with a BANG for your final sentence?
Has anyone in your family ever done or bought something because of a persuasive piece of writing they read? Maybe you have been convinced that you simply must buy the toy in that catalogue? What did the writer do to hook you in?