Opinion Writing Activities – Persuasive Writing Lesson Slides


Teach your students everything they need to know about persuasive writing with these no-prep persuasive writing lesson slides. This resource has 205 teaching and learning slides, easily organised with a hyperlinked menu and suggested 25-lesson teaching sequence.


Teach your students through everything they need to know about persuasive writing: forming opinions, supporting with evidence, persuasive structure, language features of persuasive texts and more!

These slides even include step-by-step guided writing slides to help students write a complete persuasive/opinion text.


Are you looking for fresh opinion writing activities and lessons that are fun, engaging, and no-prep? This huge 200+ slide resource is packed full of sequenced persuasive writing activities covering persuasive structure, and the language features of persuasive texts.


You’ll also save time with our 25-lesson teaching sequence, hyperlinked menu, and guided writing slides to help students through every step of their persuasive writing.

Topics covered in persuasive writing (also known as opinion writing): forming opinions, supporting with evidence, counter-arguments, persuasive structure, language features of persuasive texts and more!


Your students will love the different opinion writing activities included. These slides even include learning intentions, success criteria checklists, and step-by-step guided writing slides to help students boost their opinion writing!


You will get:

  • 205 colourful and engaging persuasive writing slides in PowerPoint and Google (PDF link included) – see the contents below!
  • Hyperlinked menu so you can find concepts easily
  • 25-lesson opinion writing teaching sequence with hyperlinks to suggested slides
  • Student checklists at different levels
  • Step-by-step writing slides – scaffold your students with these guided writing slides.


Your students will love the simplicity of the structured persuasive writing lesson slides and see real improvement in their persuasive writing. You will love having everything in one place!


Opinion Writing Lesson slides contents include:

  • How to use
  • Teaching Sequence
  • Learning Intention and Success Criteria
  • Student Checklists
  • What is a Persuasive Text?
  • Types of Persuasive Texts
  • Why do we write Persuasive Texts?
  • Examples of Persuasive Texts



  • What is an opinion?
  • Fact or opinion? (13 slides for students to identify if a statement is a fact or an opinion)



  • For or against – We should be allowed to bring our pets to school
  • For or against – Birds should be kept in cages
  • For or against – every child should get pocket money
  • For or against – school should be open until 5 pm
  • For or against – homework should be optional
  • For or against – blank template
  • Reasons why – we need to recycle
  • Reasons why – music is the best subject
  • Reasons why – sleep is good for you
  • Reasons why – dogs make the best pets
  • Reasons why – Goldilocks is innocent
  • Would you prefer (11 slides for students to choose a preference)
  • Would you prefer – blank template
  • Stand or Sit – (whole class activity – students sit or stand to show their preference)
  • Stand or sit – blank
  • Where in the world would I send my teacher?
  • Who in the world would I like to meet?
  • What in the world is the greatest invention?
  • The best ice cream flavour
  • The best ice cream flavor
  • The best sport
  • The best dessert
  • The best pet



  • How to share your opinion
  • What is your favourite book?
  • What is your favorite book?
  • What is your favourite tv show?
  • What is your favorite tv show?
  • What is your favourite sport?
  • What is your favorite sport?
  • What is your favourite food?
  • What is your favorite food?
  • What is your favourite animal?
  • What is your favorite animal?
  • Formal or informal – text examples



  • Simple persuasive structure
  • Five sentence opinion – I think
  • Five sentence opinion – In my opinion
  • Five sentence opinion– You should
  • Five sentence opinion – The best _____ is
  • Five sentence opinion – My favourite ______ is
  • Five sentence opinion – My favorite _____ is
  • Persuasive structure – opinion, reason, and evidence, restate opinion
  • OREO opinion writing
  • OREO persuasive structure
  • Persuasive structure – opinion statement
  • Persuasive structure – main idea sentence starter
  • Stating your opinion – sentence starters
  • Sharing your reasons – transitions for sharing reasons
  • Providing evidence – transitions for providing evidence
  • Counter-argument + rebuttal – sentence starters for counter arguments
  • Conclusion – transitions for the conclusion
  • Brainstorm some counter-arguments and some rebuttals
  • Brainstorm some counter-arguments and some rebuttals – template



  • Punctuation (full stop)
  • Punctuation (period)
  • Punctuation
  • Punctuation – write three sentences – hats (full stop)
  • Punctuation – write three sentences – hats (period)
  • Punctuation – write three sentences – honey
  • Punctuation – write three sentences – LEGO
  • Punctuation – write three sentences – sheep
  • Punctuation – write three sentences – template
  • Punctuation – add punctuation
  • Types of sentences
  • Types of sentences – examples
  • Identify types of sentences
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Punctuate these sentences
  • Types of sentences – create a sentence for each type
  • Conjunctions – donuts
  • Conjunctions – video games
  • Conjunctions – doctors
  • Conjunctions – template
  • High modality words
  • Modality – make your words stronger
  • Modality – template
  • Modality – choose higher-modality words – could
  • Modality – choose higher-modality words – template
  • High modality word list
  • Medium modality word list
  • Low modality word list
  • Describe with high modality – flowers example
  • Describe with high modality – bike
  • Describe with high modality – fire
  • Describe with high modality – burger
  • Describe with high modality – template
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Rhetorical question examples 1, 2
  • Can you believe?
  • Haven’t you always wanted?
  • How would you feel if you had to?
  • Isn’t it time that?
  • Pose a question – zoo
  • Pose a question – phones at school
  • Pose a question – kids should cook their own food
  • Pose a question –winter is the best season
  • Call to action
  • Hyperbole – Exaggeration
  • Hyperbole – Exaggeration – examples
  • Emotive language
  • Emotive language – examples
  • Emotive words – positive
  • Emotive words – negative
  • Superlatives
  • Emotive language – describe an event – vet
  • Emotive language – describe an event –snowboarding competition
  • Emotive language – describe an event – love letters in the mail
  • Emotive language – describe a feeling
  • Let’s Write a Persuasive Text – Guided Writing Slides
  • Two Reason Structure
  • Three Reason Structure
  • Four Reason Structure



Prep is super easy – check the contents to pick and choose opinion writing activities you’d like to use, rearrange slides if needed, and duplicate the blank templates to add in your own examples.