Hi. I am a trainee teacher and I am teaching a year 5 class unit 5a) persuasive writing, from Tuesday. I have done a lot of my planning for the unit. The school uses hamilton trust english plans to inform their planning so that's what I've done, however I've been told it needs to link to the environment, energy use, sources of energy and recycling. That's the topic work we're doing for the term. For one lesson I have three articles about turning off taps to save water from www.teachitprimary.co.uk which I plan to use, however while these would be suitable for two groups, they are not going to stretch the other two groups in the class so I have been looking for another resource with a similar focus and was hoping someone on here could point me in the right direction. Today, I have been looking for ages for something which would be appropriate however everything I've found is more for teenagers and adults and the children would probably have trouble understanding it. It will be the first lesson on persuasive writing so the children will be given a list of features of persuasive texts and are going to be spotting these features in different articles, discussing why they are used, the effect that they have etc. I am also looking for articles about conserving energy in the home. I am sure there are loads out there which would be suitable for children and I'm probably just looking in the wrong places. I really want to get this right and teach really good lessons so if someone could point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it. I have all of my other planning done and resources are prepared. It's just the English which I have to finish and is causing me problems, just because I want to find texts which are relevant to the topic and have plenty of persuasive features in. I've come across plenty of texts but they don't really use e.g. emotive language and rhetorical questions. They don't seem particularly persuasive and I want to get the children to really feel something when they read the articles. I want something that would empower people to act. Also, if someone knows of an article persuading kids not to drop litter and for example, how dropping litter impacts on animals, this would also be helpful.