Unit Plan

Persausive Writing

This Persausive Writing unit plan also includes:

A unit on persuasive writing guides elementary learners through the writing process. The first part examines the elements of persuasive writing, including expressing an opinion, connecting ideas, using supporting facts, and writing to the audience. Next, the second part focuses on analyzing various persuasive works, including commercials, slogans, and pictures. Finally, young writers apply these newfound skills and practice crafting persuasive writing essays. The culminating unit has everything and more for helping pupils become better writers. Each section has activities and reproducibles to go with the guide.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use some of the activities in a writing center
  • Transfer some of the guidelines in the unit onto large posters to display around the classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • Pick and choose the specific activities or prompts and tailor them as necessary in order to meet the needs of your class
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  • Great to have on hand for writing prompts and teaching persuasive writing
  • Includes discussion questions and vocabulary to enhance class member experience
  • Contains persuasive text and a sample essay
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