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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 4 - Activity 5

Persuasive letter

Description of activity

Students compose a persuasive letter to a potential tourist to Australia on behalf of a tourist office.


Students have gained an understanding of the language forms, techniques and structures used in a range of persuasive texts, including letters. They have composed a range of persuasive texts for specific audiences and purposes. Students have researched Australian destinations and activities that would appeal to tourists.


EN4-1A responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
EN4-3B uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts
EN4-4B makes effective language choices to creatively shape meaning with accuracy, clarity and coherence
EN4-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts

Criteria for assessing learning

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

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the conventions of writing a persuasive letter
  • understand the relationship between audience, purpose, language choices and form
  • demonstrate understanding of the use of persuasive techniques
  • select and provide appropriate information about Australia

Graded student work samples - Mid Stage

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Graded student work samples - End Stage

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