Persuasive Essay

This Persuasive Essay handout & reference also includes:

Next time you assign your young historians to write a persuasive essay, use this document as a starting point and support them with a rubric, tips for writing a successful persuasive piece, and a general essay outline.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Supplement this worksheet with a graphic organizer with which learners can brainstorm, noting the specific evidence and opposing viewpoints they intend to discuss
Classroom Considerations

  • The given assignment asks learners to consider whether Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi was an effective leader; however, given that this is an editable Word document, you can easily incorporate your own essay question
Pros

  • Word document (can be edited)
  • Simple, straightforward model to follow
Cons

  • None