This Draft an Introduction to a Persuasive Letter video also includes:
Where to begin? For many young writers the hardest part is figuring out how to start. The narrator of this short video models how to hook the reader's interest and preview the central argument of a persuasive letter. "The Little Owls that Live Underground" serves as a prompt for the letter that urges a housing developer to save the habitat of these burrowing owls. Anecdotes, rhetorical questions, expert opinions, and bandwagon statements are suggested as types of hooks that can be used to begin such a letter and grab the reader's interest. In addition, the video models how to build a bridge to the central argument, and how to present evidence in sequential order. Although part of a series, the approach can be used with any persuasive writing.
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