Persuasive Writing I

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.

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5th - 9th
English Language Arts
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