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Help your young writers use logic in their persuasive writing. Discuss the characteristics of a persuasive paper, and have pupils work together to explore and solve a syllogism. They will write a short persuasive paper which includes a problem, subject, and a proposed solution. Toward the end of the class, they take a quiz that covers the topic.
Why do readers need to know an author’s purpose? How do you figure out what that purpose is? Guide your pupils through a series of activities that show them how to identify various techniques and structures used in persuasive writing. They then draft their own persuasive piece. Differentiated instruction support, extensions, and rubrics are included in this very detailed, scripted, interdisciplinary plan.
Fifth graders examine lyrics in songs as examples of persuasive writing. In this music and language arts lesson, 5th graders listen to two pieces of popular music while reading the lyrics. Afterward, they complete a lyric analysis sheet working together in groups.
Students watch a video on persuasive writing and then write a persuasive paper. In this persuasive writing lesson plan, students use skills taught in the video when writing their papers on different subjects.
Students produce a persuasive writing in the form of an essay, a speech, a newspaper editorial, or a product evaluation.
Hit the main points of the Common Core persuasive writing standards by requiring your writers to meet all of the criteria listed on this page. Post it up on the wall or hand it out to your class; either way, class members can use the points listed here for reference and then write and revise their work.
Create a writing project that focuses on the Common Core ELA Standard for writing an argumentative essay.
Use an article about an Orca killing a trainer to help writers complete a persuasive essay. The article, other templates, and models are attached. Scholars divide up into groups of three where each person takes a different role, including biologist, zoologist, and investigator. The lesson utilizes technology with Google docs. Groups then write the persuasive essay collaboratively.
Who is Doctor DeSoto? Start by playing a video clip (included). Discuss different methods of persuasion, and then analyze two different persuasive letter examples. What should your class be looking for? Send them off to work in groups only after you've discussed what they should be looking for. Then, give your class a persuasive writing assignment. Enrichment activities are also included. 
This lesson is designed to teach students the definition of persuasive writing, and to have them use the elements of persuasive writing to complete a writing assignment. The Web site will be used to introduce persuasive writing and the video will used to define the elements of persuasive writing.
A clear and straightforward informational presentation on persuasive writing, this resource would be a strong start to a persuasive writing unit. Class members take notes on format and content, including the three appeals. Note: Provide relevant examples to help the information stick. 
Want to explore the process of writing a persuasive essay and tie it in with the upcoming elections? Class members use Venn diagrams and the hamburger model of persuasive writing to write a five-paragraph essay on elections and candidates. After they describe the candidate they believe should be elected, they participate in an election, and tally the results. Links and lesson components are included.
Sixth graders persuade classmates that their favorite book is the best book ever written. In this persuasive writing instructional activity, 6th graders create a written argument as to why their favorite book is the best. Students present their argument to the class.
Students analyze and evaluate persuasive writing samples. In this language arts lesson plan students analyze the criteria of speaker, occasion, audience and means of persuasion. In guided practice, this lesson plan calls for using Jonathan Edwards' speech Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God; and students apply what they've learned in independent practice using a contemporary piece of writing.
Learning how to write a persuasive letter is a challenging, but fun writing style to learn.  You can use this PowerPoint to introduce your class to persuasive writing. It provides a checklist, language features, and an example to read. After reading the example, ask your class which elements of persuasive writing were used. Then, have them write their own letter.
Prior to assigning your class their own persuasive writing task, present this PowerPoint and complete the task as a whole class. It outlines characteristics of persuasive writing, as well as includes a great learning activity. Your class must read the provided text and find elements of persuasive writing. What a great resource!
Student examine the process of writing persuasively. They read examples of writing and identify details supporting the writer's point of view, and write a persuasive letter trying to persuade the reader to their point of view.
Examine the characteristics of an effective persuasive paper. In a group, eighth graders discuss the analogy of a debate being like a persuasive paper. After brainstorming topics, they write an argument and then debate it. Secretly, the class votes to determine the winner of the debate. Use this lesson to emphasize the importance of a thesis statement that clearly states the author's claim.
Persuasion, when used effectively, is a powerful and effective tool. In groups, young writers develop a persuasive letter about something that they would like their parents to allow them to do. Then, independently, they use proper grammar and writing conventions to write about a rule that they would like changed at school.
Students research one or two pets they would be interested in having. They write a persuasive essay to try and convince their parents to allow them to have this pet.

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