Persuasive Writing

This Persuasive Writing unit also includes:

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Should students be paid for doing well in school? That is the question at the heart of an argumentative writing unit that walks writers through the steps of crafting a persuasive essay. The carefully scaffolded scripted plans provide guided and independent practice exercises as well as models.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Prepare overheads or use a document camera to project images of the Circle Map, Double Bubble Map, the organizing Tree Map, Brace Map,  model papers, and ads
  • Make copies of the various worksheets and the rubric for each class member
Classroom Considerations

  • Each of the lessons is designed for one class period and may be extended if needed
  • Requires additional prep time to prepare documents
Pros

  • Includes differentiation for English learners and for advanced learners
  • Provides models of logical, emotional, and ethical persuasive appeals
Cons

  • None