Writing Project- Persuasive Letter

This Writing Project- Persuasive Letter activity & project also includes:

Class members craft persuasive letters addressed to their teacher or the school principal, encouraging change to or the establishment of a program.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • To prepare for the warm-up activity, record and present age-appropriate advertisements and ask class members to identify what the advertiser wants viewers to believe or do
Classroom Considerations

  • The exercise assumes writers are familiar with persuasive writing, know how to present a claim, and how to back the claim with arguments and evidence
Pros

  • The four-page packet includes directions for teachers, the persuasive letter assigment, suggested topics, worksheets, and revision suggestions
Cons

  • Little scaffolding is provided