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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 2 - Activity 7

Persuasive Text - Exposition

Description of activity

Students draft and construct a persuasive letter.


Students have been studying an HSIE unit on ‘Local Government and Cooperating Communities’. They have expressed their opinions on a number of local and global issues. Students have explored the forms and features of persuasive texts in spoken, written and visual forms. They were then asked to demonstrate their understanding of persuasive techniques by composing a letter to convince the reader.


EN2-2A plans, composes and reviews a range of texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and language
EN2-5A uses a range of strategies, including knowledge of letter–sound correspondences and common letter patterns, to spell familiar and some unfamiliar words
EN2-7B identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

EN2-9B uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts

EN2-10C thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts
EN2-11D responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)
Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • use appropriate written language features for the selected audience
  • express a point of view in writing with some supporting statements
  • draft, revise and publish a persuasive letter
  • use a range of strategies to spell familiar and unfamiliar words.

Graded student work samples - End Stage

Grade AGrade B

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Grade CGrade D