Opinion: Persuasive Essay Unit Introduction

This Opinion: Persuasive Essay Unit Introduction handout & reference also includes:

Everyone has an opinion, but the trick is figuring out how to argue a position with purpose and logic. Guide scholars to answer the question, What is argumentative writing? with activities that include brainstorming ideas, holding a friendly debate, and delving deep into the writing process. The final product of the unit showcases a multi-paragraph essay convincing readers to take, or avoid, a certain action.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Copy reactor cards onto cardstock and laminate for continued use 
  • Enlarge reference pages and post them around the classroom to act as informative posters that scholars can use while working 
  • Create a packet consisting of the unit's worksheets, graphic organizers, and information pages for pupils to easily reference as they work
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required 
  • Exercises from other units are referenced 
Pros

  • The unit is written clearly and in detail
  • A table of contents makes finding lessons and materials easy
  • Cooperative learning strategies are incorporated throughout the unit
Cons

  • None