How to write a persuasive text


Here are the steps on how to write a persuasive text in your classroom.

To encourage children to write a persuasive text, you can follow these steps:

Introduce the concept

Start by explaining what persuasive writing is and its purpose.

Help children understand that it’s a way to express their opinions and convince others to agree with them.

Select a topic that is relevant and interesting to children.

It could be about promoting healthy device habits, encouraging environmental conservation, advocating for kindness and empathy or making a change in the community.

Writing a persuasive text for children requires clear and engaging language that is appropriate for their age group.

Here are some steps to help you write a persuasive text for children.


Provide examples

Share persuasive texts or examples from children’s literature to illustrate different writing techniques and styles.

Discuss the elements that make those texts persuasive.

Share as many texts as you can. There are many texts you can share.

Choose a familiar topic

Select a topic that is relevant and interesting to children.

It could be something related to their school, community, or something they are passionate about, such as their favourite hobby or a current issue they care about. In our Peesasuive Bundle, we have loads of ideas for you to use. 

Brainstorm ideas

Engage children in a brainstorming session to generate ideas related to the chosen topic.

Encourage them to think about the reasons and evidence they can use to support their opinion.

Plan the structure

Teach children the importance of organising their thoughts before writing.

Help them create a simple outline with an introduction, main arguments, and a conclusion.

Begin your persuasive text with a captivating introduction. Use a hook or an interesting fact to grab the reader’s attention.

Clearly state your opinion or the main point you want to persuade others about.

Understand your audience

Consider the age group you are targeting and their level of understanding. Tailor your language and examples accordingly. Use simple and concrete language to ensure comprehension.

Model the writing process

Demonstrate the writing process by creating a sample persuasive text together with the children. Think aloud while drafting, revising, and editing the text, explaining the choices you make.

Present arguments

Provide reasons and evidence to support your opinion. Make sure to use relatable examples and use language that is accessible to children. You can include anecdotes, statistics, or visual aids to make your arguments more persuasive.

Anticipate possible objections or counterarguments, and address them in your text.

Explain why your viewpoint is stronger and more convincing. Help children understand different perspectives while reinforcing your own stance.

Use persuasive language

Incorporate persuasive techniques into your writing. For example, use emotive language to appeal to children’s emotions, include positive language to encourage action, or use rhetorical questions to engage them in thinking.

Add a Conclusion

Summarize your main points and restate your opinion or main argument. Leave a lasting impression by reinforcing the importance of your message.

End your persuasive text with a clear call to action

Encourage children to take a specific step or change their behaviour in line with your persuasive argument. Make it actionable and achievable.

Encourage creativity

Give children the freedom to express themselves creatively. Allow them to use their voice, ideas, and experiences to make their persuasive text unique and personal.

Provide guidance and support

Offer guidance and support throughout the writing process. Help children develop their arguments, find supporting evidence, and refine their language. Provide constructive feedback to help them improve their writing.

Peer collaboration and feedback

Encourage children to work in pairs or small groups to review and provide feedback on each other’s persuasive texts. This collaborative approach fosters critical thinking and helps children refine their arguments.

Revise and edit: Read through your persuasive text, checking for clarity, coherence, and grammar. Ensure that your language is appropriate for the target age group. Revise any areas that may be confusing or need improvement.

Share your persuasive text with children or adults who can provide feedback. Ask for their thoughts and suggestions to help you refine and improve your writing.

Celebrate and share

Celebrate children’s efforts and accomplishments by providing opportunities for them to share their persuasive texts.

It could be through presentations in class, a school assembly, or publishing their work on a class or school blog.

It is our job…

To inspire and motivate children to write persuasive texts

Remember to create a supportive and engaging environment where children feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and ideas

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