Persuasive Writing Teacher Resources
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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 28 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 42 Views 330 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 87 Views 1552 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 9 Views 163 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 10 Views 538 Downloads
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 57 Views 155 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 60 Views 374 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 12 Views 368 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 46 Views 216 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Should We Give Homework?
Use Jack Prelutsky's poem "Homework" to spark a debate about homework. Should kids be assigned homework? If so, how often? There are some schools that do not send their kids home with work. What are the possible benefits? After brainstorm ideas for both sides of this topic, middle schoolers write a persuasive essay on the topic, adopting one of the viewpoints.
5th - 9th Language Arts 34 Views 454 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
4th - 5th Language Arts 165 Views 339 Downloads
Blogging To Create A Community of Writers: #8
A well-designed, up-to-date lesson on blogging awaits your 6th graders. They create a persuasive podcast. Next, they listen to effective and ineffective podcasts, and discuss "what works" in a podcast. They also watch a commercial from the most recent Super Bowl, and discuss the reasons why the commercial is persuasive.
6th Language Arts 6 Views 17 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 38 Views 307 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 97 Views 178 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 7 Views 539 Downloads
Inspiration: Persuasive Writing
Although designed to guide your class through Inspiration Software, this persuasive writing lesson has ideas and visuals that are useful independently. Approach persuasive speech and essay writing as a step-by-step process; interactive diagrams and flowcharts give learners the organization skills they need to present an argument.
6th - 12th Language Arts 29 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 19 Views 365 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
Use a quick bell-ringer to interest your class in the art of persuasion. They brainstorm where they find examples of persuasion in their lives and identify who is trying to persuade them. Then they either fish through magazines or look at commercials to find examples of advertisements targeted at youth.
4th - 7th Language Arts 13 Views 403 Downloads