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In 1648, Parliament put Charles I on trial for treason. This week, we would like you to write a letter to the judge, John Bradshaw, in role as either a Parliamentarian or a Royalist. In the letter you need to persuade the judge whether or not Charles I should be executed for treason, stating your reasons for or against.
We have included some sentence starters as well as the success criteria below to help with your writing.
Today, we would like you to write the opening paragraph of your letter. You need to ‘hook’ the reader, state your opinion and make them want to read on. Remember, your letter needs to be persuasive enough to convince the judge that your views are correct!
Watch the video 'Opening Paragraph' to see a modelled write to help you with your writing.