Boxes and Bullets: Persuasive Outline

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.

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Instructional Ideas

  • As guided practice, use the worksheet and ask for class input to model the process
Classroom Considerations

  • The exercise presumes writers are familiar with the writing process and with giving constructive feedback
Pros

  • The worksheet also provides space for the comments of two peer reviewers
Cons

  • The worksheet does not provide space for possible counter-arguments; therefore, it is most appropriate for less experienced writers