Persuasive Essay Teacher Resources
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Don't Let the Earth Down
Although recycling is definitely beneficial, reducing our waste and conserving our natural resources should really be the focus of environmentalists. Encourage the future generation to create a public service announcement about a conservation issue that they feel strongly about.
5th - 9th Science 29 Views 136 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
States and Mates
Discuss and reflect on the concept of allies and alliances. The class examines the competition between the United States and Venezuela. Using the New York Times, they search for examples of geopolitical alliances. In addition, they write a persuasive essay in support of either the United States or Venezuela.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 76 Downloads
Can You Convince Me?
Work on persuasive techniques and use them in a persuasive essay with supportive evidence. Middle schoolers study and code different forms of persuasion. They select a topic of interest and write a persuasive essay about the topic, using a graphic organizer to help them organize and plan the essay.
7th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 428 Downloads
What Are the Issues?
Investigate and report on three issues related to a current election. Elementary aged learners research information about specific issues, develop an opinion, and write a persuasive essay using supporting details and evidence to support their opinion or claim.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 159 Downloads
Tell It to the Judge - Persuasive Essay
Students compare and contrast a classic fairy tale with a fractured one and complete a graphic organizer. Then they write a persuasive essay following the steps of the writing process. Finally, students publish their completed essay and illustrate them using art supplies.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 22 Views 100 Downloads
Write On and On: Lesson 3
Sixth graders explore language arts by writing an essay. In this persuasive writing lesson, 6th graders identify the important ideas needed to write a persuasive argument such as a clear statement and precise evidence. Students write a persuasive essay based on a topic they decide on and share their ideas with classmates as they write their drafts.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 27 Downloads
Washington's Newburgh Address
Students write a persuasive essay that compares George Washington to someone overcoming an obstacle. In this American History lesson, students study Washington's Newburgh Address and the character traits of the president. They write an essay comparing the president to a person they have chosen.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Persuasive Essay: Graphic Organizer
Prewriting is an important step in the writing process! After kids brainstorm different topics for a persuasive essay, provide them with this graphic organizer to help them collect their thoughts. They briefly summarize their topic, their personal stance, and any supporting reasons they have.
6th - 9th Language Arts 58 Views 615 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration Lesson Plan: Persuasive Essay
Get inspired! Your class explores how to use Inspiration Software to plan a persuasive essay.They use the computer program to create a concept map on a specific topic. This tool will help them learn how to include facts and well-stated opinions in their map and, consequently, their essays.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 335 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Persuasive Essay
Class members examine two persuasive essays on the same topic but with opposing arguments. After identifying the introduction, thesis, support, rebuttal, and conclusion of these models, individuals select a controversial topic and craft a persuasive essay presenting their stance on this topic.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 44 Views 110 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students participate in a instructional activity that involves writing a persuasive essay. They use the prompt of "extending the school day". The paper should contain correct elements of sentence structure with clear purpose that is supported with details and has a convincing closing.
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
Getting In Is Half the Battle
Young scholars read and discuss "Defending Affirmative Action With Social Science," examining the admissions policies in public universities and colleges. They write persuasive essays either for or against the admissions policies in their state.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
That Was Then, This is Now: When I Was Puerto Rican
Students explain how geographic/cultural setting influences identity by comparing/contrasting Esmeralda's Puerto Rican self with her American self. They closely read text to pinpoint when Esmeralda was no longer Puerto Rican. Students write a persuasive essay based on their readings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads