Opinion: Persuasive Essay Unit Introduction

Opinion, audience, purpose. Fourth graders are introduced to the three characteristics of persuasive writing in the third unit of a year-long writing program. The 98-page packet is complete with plans, model essays, graphic organizers, worksheets, exercises, and activities.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Coordinate the program with other fourth grade teachers
  • Save samples of student work as models
Classroom Considerations

  • The units, part of a sequenced, year-long writing program, are designed to be taught in order to build and reinforce skills
Pros

  • The packet includes scripted plans, checklists, grammar and usage mini-lessons
  • The Common Core standards addressed in each lesson are identified
Cons

  • None