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Greatest Leader of Ancient Persia Opinion Writing Unit | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

Greatest Leader of Ancient Persia Opinion Writing Unit | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

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A discussion writing unit allowing children to research, discuss and write about who was the greatest leader from the history of Ancient Persia: Cyrus the Great, Darius the Great or King Xerxes I. The unit has been split into four separate lessons which and is perfect for students in fifth grade or sixth grade.

Included in this PDF printable resource:

  • Three informational texts about the individual leaders
  • A fact sheet to record key facts about each figure
  • Two prompt sheets for students to write an introduction and a conclusion
  • A template for students to write up their draft and neat texts


This resource is great for:

  • In class learning
  • Independent work
  • Homework
  • Creative writing sessions
  • Assessment practice
  • Emergency sub plans

The first lesson involves students retrieving facts from informational texts about the three famous leaders, and writing these on to a fact sheet. In the second lesson students need to use these facts to write three to four paragraphs about the individual people. In the third lesson students need to use prompt sheets to write up an introduction and a conclusion. In the final lesson your class will need to check their draft paragraphs for mistakes before writing up their work on a neat copy using the template provided.



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