Persuasive Writing Teacher Resources
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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.
5th - 9th Language Arts 35 Views 324 Downloads
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.
4th - 7th Language Arts 78 Views 1544 Downloads
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.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 63 Downloads
Success Criteria for Persuasive Writing
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.
4th - 8th Language Arts 15 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
7th - 10th Language Arts 46 Views 142 Downloads
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.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 34 Views 306 Downloads
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.
5th Language Arts 5 Views 31 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 81 Views 167 Downloads
The Last Word: Using Critical Thinking and Analysis to Reach a Decision
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.
5th - 9th Language Arts 5 Views 537 Downloads
Books on Trial
Sixth graders persuade classmates that their favorite book is the best book ever written. In this persuasive writing lesson, 6th graders create a written argument as to why their favorite book is the best. Students present their argument to the class.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Jonathan Edwards and the Art of Persuasion
Young scholars analyze and evaluate persuasive writing samples. In this language arts lesson students analyze the criteria of speaker, occasion, audience and means of persuasion. In guided practice, this lesson calls for using Jonathan Edwards' speech Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God; and young scholars apply what they've learned in independent practice using a contemporary piece of writing.
10th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 92 Downloads
Students write a persuasive writing piece. In this persuasive writing lesson, students identify the steps of persuasive writing and create a word web to help organize their topic. Students write about a specific topic and use the word web as a guide.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 10 Views 75 Downloads
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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 8 Views 162 Downloads
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.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 9 Views 538 Downloads
Persuasive Writing I
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.
5th - 9th Language Arts 15 Views 362 Downloads
Persuasive Writing - Anticipating Opposing Views
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.
4th - 7th Language Arts 14 Views 271 Downloads