Persuasive Writing

This Persuasive Writing handout & reference also includes:

Persuade your pupils to compose clear argumentative essays with this set of materials. Learners can choose from the lists of prompts, read the information about persuasive writing, draft  their essays with one or more of the graphic organizers, and finish off with a self-assessment and peer review.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pick and choose your favorite graphic organizers or use them all in progression; within the packet, they do move from general to specific
  • Provide a list of transition words and sentence starters with these materials to more fully support writers
Classroom Considerations

  • You may need to come up with your own materials for walking students through writing a thesis, integrating evidence, and using persuasive techniques
  • The packet includes graphic organizers, worksheets, and some reference materials, but is not a full unit
  • The pages were scanned as PDFs and several are a bit crooked
Pros

  • Includes materials for the whole process of drafting an essay, from coming up with an idea to editing and revising
Cons

  • None