Oz-e-English Writing (Civics)

Unit 2: Persuasive - Year 5
Unit 2: Persuasive - Year 5 is an English language strand unit for Year 5 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Achievement Standards: 
  • Identify the numerous ways in which noun groups and adjective groups and phrases can be expanded to give a more thorough description of a person, place, thing or idea (ACELA1508).
  • Create and publish creative, persuasive and informative print and multimodal writings, selecting text structures, linguistic elements, images and sound that are appropriate for the purpose and audience (ACELY1704).
  • Understand that a complex sentence contains at least one subordinate clause as well as the distinction between main and subordinate clauses (ACELA1507).
  • Be aware that vocabulary can be used to convey meaning more precisely and that different circumstances can give words varied meanings (ACELA1512).
  • Recognise how to spell innovative words by applying your understanding of existing words, base words, prefixes, suffixes, word origins, letter patterns and generalisations about spelling (ACELA1513).
  • Examine unusual plurals and learn how a word's meaning or grammatical structure can be altered by a suffix (ACELA1514).
  • Reread and edit the work of the student and others using established standards for the language and text structures (ACELY1705).

Note: The content on this page is subject to change as this program is being updated to comply with Australian Curriculum version 9.0 and may change at any time. In the first quarter of 2023, GGSA will issue an updated version. 
Learning Objectives
In Lessons 1 to 45, students will:
  • examine the structure and cohesion of a persuasive text
  • read and create persuasive texts for different purposes audiences
  • read persuasive messages and create them for a variety of audiences and objectives.
  • analyse how a text's coherence and structure might make the message easier to comprehend
  • learn how to use noun groups, verb groups and direct appeals to persuade an audience using language elements. 
Success Criteria
  • Create an OREREO-structured plan for a persuasive writing.
  • Write a persuasion text using the OREREO format.
  • Use the OREREO structure to edit a persuasive text.
  • Construct a convincing text using the OREREO method. 
Progress Tests 
  • A total of four progress tests worth a combined 40 per cent of the final grade are conducted in Weeks 2, 4, 6 and 9. Progress tests enable teachers to keep track of students' learning of the material covered and pinpoint areas that require additional instruction. 
  • The Student Workbook contains progress tests.

End-of-Unit Assessment
  • The end-of-unit assessment is given in Week 7, which contributes 60 per cent of the total grade. Each unit’s success criterion is addressed by this assessment, which is part of the Student Workbook. 

Lesson Objectives

Success Criteria

I Do

We Do

You Do

Edit: Peer Feedback

Effective Feedback


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