Strong persuasive essays are the result of careful planning. Give your writers a leg up on the planning process with a graphic organizer that models the format and asks them to provide their thesis, main points, evidence they will use, and conclusion.
- As guided practice, use the worksheet and ask for class input to model the process
- The exercise presumes writers are familiar with the writing process and with giving constructive feedback
- The worksheet also provides space for the comments of two peer reviewers
- The worksheet does not provide space for possible counter-arguments; therefore, it is most appropriate for less experienced writers