Apologies for a brief hiatus – I have been away on holiday & then our cat got stuck on our neighbour’s roof and so…needless to say this has been on the back burner. However, now I’d like to share one of my favourite units for KS3…the persuasive writing campaign! There were several ways to approach this unit in our department but I wanted to make it really meaningful and engaging for the pupils (surely that is always the aim but hopefully you get what I mean!).
I approached it as a charity campaign whereby pupils chose a charity in their group and created a three-pronged campaign of: a persuasive letter encouraging people to donate; a radio advert; and a poster. This gave pupils a bit of variety and an opportunity to use lots of different language features…as well as something a bit fun at the end!
Pupils got really stuck in and it was a fantastic way to explore citizenship and current issues within the classroom. There is scope to use it as a whole-school exercise as well and get the pupils to campaign for their charities and raise some actual money – if that is something you wanted to do, of course!
There are 7 lessons but it definitely spanned over that as some of the tasks take longer than others. You can download them from Dropbox by clicking this link here.
I hope it is useful! As always, my resources are FREE to download but if you would like to contribute anything, please feel free to do so below…
Persuasive Writing SoW