12 — Assessment task 2: Writing a persuasive text
In Sequences 8, 9 and 10 the students were involved in the deconstruction of texts and the joint construction and interactive writing of persuasive texts. They have identified the language features and literary devices of a persuasive text and looked closely at the organisational framework. In Sequence 11 the students were asked to choose a local environment or built structure and to research relevant information needed to write a persuasive text, convincing readers to save this environment or structure.
- student books or paper
- information collected in Sequence 11
- the Plus/delta feedback worksheet created in Sequence 11
- a pencil or pen.
Activity 1: Completing the assessment task
The students will be given time to complete Assessment task 2. Use the Assessment task 2 rubric to assess the first draft of writing and the published piece. The rubric highlights the importance of different focuses throughout the writing process. The text may be included in a portfolio, along with the graphic organiser used for planning and their first draft. This shows the progression of the writing process through different stages. ACELY1704, ACELY1705
Activity 2: Sharing the students’ writing with others
To ensure that this writing has a purpose, once the texts have been published, they can:
- be bound together to create a class book
- be published in a school paper
- be sent to community organisations who help support the environment or the structure the student wrote about
- be read to other year levels to convince them of the importance of saving the environment or structure.