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Persuasive writing for KS2 – Alex Rider activities from Pie Corbett

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PDF resource and accompanying PowerPoint slides

Key Stage

KS2

Age

Years 3-6

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Break out the gadgets and take your class undercover with Pie Corbett’s Alex Rider-themed look at persuasive writing for KS2.

Children can design and advertise their own spy gadgets with these examples and exercises. This download contains a PDF resource and accompanying PowerPoint slides.

Persuasive writing for KS2

It’s been over 20 years since we first met Alex Rider, Anthony Horowitz’s teenage superspy. In the book Alex Rider: The Gadgets you’ll find the main gadgets that Alex has been given by Smithers – a character who works in MI6.

The gadgets look harmless but all have different uses. In this lesson plan, children will imagine that some of the gadgets have become available through a secret website known only to those in the spying trade.

Ask pupils to invent a gadget for Alex Rider out of an everyday toy. Use role-play to introduce the gadget to Alex, before writing instructions or explanations about how the gadget works. Then use persuasive writing skills to advertise the gadgets to an audience of spies.


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Pie Corbett is an English educational trainer, writer, author and poet who has written over 200 books. He is also known for promoting creative approaches in the classroom and has experience as a teacher, headteacher and Ofsted inspector. Follow him on Twitter at @PieCorbett. Browse more persuasive writing KS2 resources.

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