Examine the characteristics of an effective persuasive paper. In a group, eighth graders discuss the analogy of a debate being like a persuasive paper. After brainstorming topics, they write an argument and then debate it. Secretly, the class votes to determine the winner of the debate. Use this lesson to emphasize the importance of a thesis statement that clearly states the author's claim.
Persuasive WritingAesop claimed that the art of persuasion is often more effectual than force. Guide your writers through the writing process of creating strong, effective persuasive essays and speeches using the lesson plans, videos, worksheets, and unit plans in this collection.7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts