Persuasive Writing Teacher Resources
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Fourth and fifth graders try their hand at persuasive writing. They listen to well-written persuasive articles so they can get a sense of what good persuasive writing is. Then, they brainstorm topics they'd like to write about and are given an excellent persuasive writing organizer worksheet which is embedded in the plan. This organizer is top-notch, and will help your charges organize their thoughts and come up with a plan to write a terrific persuasive essay. The instructional activity should be a hit with your kids because they get to write about something that's very important to them.
Persuasive Writing: Introduction to Audience Awareness
Developing an awareness of and a respect for opposing views is a challenge all persuasive writers face. Model for your writers how to respectfully acknowledge opposing viewpoints and how to express an alternate view. Several exercises provide sentence starters and examples of how to acknowledge and respond to other viewpoints in persuasive writing.
Persuasive Writing II
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.
What's My Point: Persuasive Writing
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.
Persuasive Writing: Creating Book Reviews
By reading and analyzing examples of persuasive text, students can get a better idea of how to form their own essays.
A Persuasive Writing Project That Aligns to Common Core Standards
Create a writing project that focuses on the Common Core ELA Standard for writing an argumentative essay.
Persuasive Writing Through Music
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.
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.
What I want for Christmas in Five Paragraphs
Explore persuasive writing during the Christmas season! Young writers generate a class list of reasons why their family members should give them certain Christmas gifts. They write a related five-paragraph persuasive piece following explicit guided writing instruction. Will their power of persuasion win over their potential gift giver?
Writing a Persuasive Essay
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.
Persuasive Writing-"Those Whales"
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.
The Writing Process for Persuasive Writing
Get your junior high writers stimulated with the strategies and ideas available in this activity. Learners discuss and debate controversial subjects, and outline their reasons with an online graphic organizer (link included) that creates a persuasion map of their opinions. The essay prompt is easily modified, and strategies for differentiation are available.
Grab a debatable (or controversial) moment from your current reading, and use this task to progress the persuasive writing skills of your high school scholars. Divide your learners into four small groups and let them collaborate, debate, and produce the support they need for their writing. The resource provides solid ideas on how to present and organize the persuasive writing essay and includes a worksheet for the group effort.
Analyzing and Planning Persuasive Writing
Young writers work backward to analyze persuasive techniques. As a class, work through the provided persuasive letter: a plea to an imaginary city council to lift a city-wide ban on fast food restaurants and discount stores. Start by identifying the arguments made in the letter and then filling them into the included graphic organizer. After reviewing the materials in the resource, break your class into groups to write their own persuasive letter on a topic of your choosing.
Pupils 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.
Doctor DeSoto's Foxy Persuasion
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.
Elements of the Persuasive Argument
Students take notes about the elements and strategies of persuasive argument using information provided during instruction. In this persuasive argument lesson, students ask questions and discuss reasons persuasive writing might be important. Students also brainstorm situations where persuasive writing could be effective in promoting their points of view.
Have Web, Will Travel!
Students demonstrate their Web research and persuasive writing skills to create colorful, informative Web travel guides to popular vacation destinations.