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In this persuasive letter learning exercise, students review the main ingredients of persuasive letters. Students then read a sample business letter and respond to 4 short answer questions that follow it.
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Perspectives and Point of View: Task 2 and 3
An effective argument must be backed up with supporting details and facts. Sixth graders use The True Story of the Three Little Pigs to formulate a personal opinion of the wolf's portrayal of the events. They compose a persuasive letter...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Creating Awareness through Action Oriented Writing and Research
Middle schoolers aren't too young to feel strongly about politics, social issues, consumer rights, or environmental problems. Demonstrate the first steps toward social change with a project about action-oriented writing. Eighth graders...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Expressing Your Views to the Letter
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Draft an Introduction to a Persuasive Letter
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...
6 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter
Everyone deserves to read a great book! Here, pupils write a persuasive letter to the school's librarian detailing their favorite story and why it should be found on the shelves. Class members' persuasive reading passages are shared with...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Outline a Persuasive Letter
As a follow-up to the video "Brainstorm and Plan Arguments in Response to a Prompt," this video models how change the brainstorming materials into a persuasive letter outline. The detailed approach outlined in the two videos could easily...
9 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Revise a Persuasive Letter by Adding Direct Quotations
Part of a series devoted to developing a persuasive letter, this video models how to add direct quotations from a source to strengthen an appeal. The narrator highlights sections of her draft to show viewers where additional support is...
7 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed