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Engaging students in writing meaningful persuasive texts. by Mind Map: Engaging students in writing meaningful persuasive texts.
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Engaging students in writing meaningful persuasive texts.


Persuasive texts are part of our daily lives.

Students learn to express their opinion and consider other opinions or points of view.

Students learn how to create systematic and ordered persuasive texts.

Students understand how different audiences and purposes of persuasive writing determines the language choices they make.

Students begin to understand the persuasive nature of the marketing they are exposed to through television, the Internet, and other media.

Persuasive writing represents a unique mode of learning (Emig, 1977).


Topic selections need to be at the interest of the students.

Students need to be critical consumers to interpret, evaluate and assess information.

Higher order thinking-skills need to be refined.

Students need to adhere to appropriate use of the structure and language features when writing persuasive texts (Kopelke, n.d).


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Justifications for furture decisions/course of action.

Is television is bad for children?

Modern fairytale characters should be allowed in the hall of fame.

The technology used at school is out of date.

Sport should be compulsory in the school curriculum.

Is facebook a dangerous innovation?

Should we send humans to mars?

Value of new knowledge when teaching English to future middle school students.

Self-Review (How? and What? Reflection)

Future Teaching (Government of S.A, 2011)


How teachers ensure students have sufficient and accurate knowledge to base their work is the critical question?

Topic selection is limited to comply with the year 6-10 Australian National Curriculum.

In many cultures, it is not appropriate nor practiced within the culture to express an opinion.