Some useful material when preparing for NAPLAN 2011
In the 2011 NAPLAN writing test, students will be asked to write in a persuasive style.
Under a persuasive style of writing, the writer must convince someone of his or her point of view or opinion.
The decision to change from narrative to persuasive was made by all Australian Education Ministers at a Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) meeting held on April 15, 2010.
Support and sample materials demonstrating this genre are available on the NAPLAN website

VCAA have provided some material to use.

It is very comprehensive an includes sample prompts as well as links with VELS
There are also teaching and learning activities at each testing level Grade 3, Grade 5 Year 7 and Year 9

Network powerpoint 27th October 2011

Tables identifying links between the NAPLAN persuasive writing criteria and different levels of the English VELS:

MarkingGuide 2011 Persuasive Writing

Scoring Narrative writing

NAPLAN alignment with VELS

VCAA site
Analysing data technique

Naplan website linking to persuasive writing expectations

Try using this for Persuasive Writing

Persuasive Wriring
Writing Workshop

*Resources from Northern Territory DET on Persuasive Writing*

Ideas for Teachers Persuasive Writing

Other Web sites that are useful
Links to websites about persuasive writing:

Texts to use with persuasive writing
Texts to use with Persuasive writing