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 35 Views 141 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to vending machines on school campuses.
7th - 11th Language Arts 106 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 78 Views 632 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Brainstorming Ideas and Determining Your Position for a Persuasive Essay
Meat eater or vegetarian? Here’s a series of activities that prepare writers for crafting a persuasive essay. Using the included worksheets, the class works together to craft arguments for and against eating meat. They discuss issues (economics, personal freedoms, safety, personal beliefs, environmental impact) and brainstorm support that could be used for either position.
6th - 10th Language Arts 132 Views 279 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 48 Views 114 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 6 Views 77 Downloads
Persuasive Practice: A Mt. Rushmore Addition
Explore persuasive writing skills. Budding authors will research a US President and persuade the National Park Service to add him to Mt. Rushmore. In addition to the persuasive essay, individuals are required to develop a visual presentation using a web-based software that they then present to their class.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 61 Views 375 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing, Listening, and Speaking Middle School
This is a fantastic collection of a wide variety of rubrics for writing, listening, and speaking! The resource contains over 14 rubrics for assessing such items as a summary, autobiographical sketch and narrative, speech, oral report, short story, and much more.
6th - 9th Language Arts 189 Views 124 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Taking a Stand on Sled Dogs
Are sled dogs experiencing cruelty by their owners? Discover the arguments against animal cruelty around the globe with this persuasive writing activity. Middle schoolers investigate the treatment of sled dogs by using Internet research. Then they synthesize this found information into a persuasive essay.
3rd - 8th Science 17 Views 262 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Making an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words
Work on using transition words in context by prompting elementary and middle schoolers to write their own persuasive essays using transition words. They explore new forms of transition words and examine how they are used in an editorial or persuasive essay.
5th - 9th Language Arts 47 Views 458 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Women and Children First?
Should women and children still be provided with the first chance at rescue? Yes, claims the writer of a persuasive essay. Class members read the article and analyze the viewpoint, with a particular focus on the closing argument. They then craft a strong closing argument for their own persuasive piece.
6th - 9th Language Arts 14 Views 140 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 18 Views 429 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 12 Views 160 Downloads
Taking a Stand on Public Policy
Relate policy decisions to classroom activities. In order to prepare for a writing activity in which they will need to choose a side, learners are first given a sample policy for which they must choose yes or no and walk to the side of the room with that label.
6th - 8th Language Arts 12 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Telling Our Stories of Giving - Writing to Persuade
After identifying the parts of a persuasive piece of writing, young writers explore different prewriting activities for the persuasive essay. They have the option to write a news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay to describe a personal service experience.
5th - 8th Language Arts 47 Views 218 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Indian Removal and Forced Assimilation
It can be difficult to describe the removal and forced assimilation of indians during Andrew Jackson's presidency to a class. Reading the manuscript of the Indian Removal Act and analyzing photographs and political cartoons from the time period are valuable ways to access this piece of American history.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 55 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Tell It to the Judge - Persuasive Essay
Explore another character in a popular text. After reading The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, help your class identify the differences between the classic fairy tale and this new version. Using the graphic organizer provided, learners must decide who is really the villain: the wolf or the three pigs.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 108 Downloads