Analysis Frame: Persuasion

Examine a persuasive piece with a series of categorized analysis questions. You can start out with the basic questions provided at the top of the page, and move on to the more complex questions listed below. The questions cover content, organization, author's purpose, reasoning and logic, persuasive technique and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide this for your students as a tool they can use any time you analyze persuasive writing; they can keep it in their binders or notebooks
  • Use the questions for your own reference whenever you create an assignment or assessment
  • Analyze a piece of argumentative writing with these questions before asking learners to write their own persuasive pieces