This complete unit for teaching persuasive essays has everything you need from pre-writing techniques to group work, ethos, pathos and logos lesson and activities, to worksheets and reference material. Whether you are teaching a simple opinion persuasive essay or an essay that requires outside sources, you'll find what you need here. Classroom-tested and student approved! I've also included a bonus section on MLA formatting and avoiding plagiarism that you will find useful if you require outside sources. All the material is original and new (not the same as my Research Paper writing unit--except the bonus MLA and plagiarism section, which is the same).
Persuasive writing is complicated and requires students to synthesize all they know about writing. This unit steps them through the process and makes the journey much easier. Would've liked to see explicit examples included to really embed exactly what they needed to do in their own writing. I just LOVE it when I find a unit that allows me to just download and go...thank you so much!
October 6, 2012
very good presentation! loved it.
September 26, 2012
Love all the things you have! Awesome way to help teach writing
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How do you think this unit would work with my 6th graders? Since the new common core standards venture at taking kids above and beyond grade level expectations, do you think I would be able to use this? Thanks!
The first half of the packet has an activity about persuasive techniques that your sixth graders would love, and you would be able to use the development worksheets but the second half focuses a lot on research, MLA formatting and avoiding plagiarism, and I'm not sure how much of that you do in sixth grade. I hope this helps. Check out my free product with ethos, pathos and logos handouts. Those can be helpful for explaining persuasion.
November 6, 2012
Just checked my bank account and it didn't work. Did it again and it worked this time. Yay! Thank you for this resource!
The product is a digital download, as are most products here on teacherspayteachers (if it was a hard good, there would be information about shipping costs and a place for your address, etc...). You should have the product under "My Purchases" on your dashboard, ready to download.
After I responded, I looked for your order, but didn't see anything under Kylie123455...did you use a different login name? Do you remember the date you ordered it? Check and see if it's in your purchases; if not, let me know.
I love your preview of this item. If I bought it, could I place it on my educational website (www.lesson-library.com) which is a membership site with a membership fee of $40/year? I would leave all details of authorship, ownership, etc, on the lesson.
Hello. I found your blog on the tpt site, followeda link to your store and found and bought this wonderful persuasive writing lesson. Do you have a sample essay I could use along with the lesson that you'd be willing to share? Thanks for you time and consideration!
The persuasive essay unit is completely different except the "bonus" MLA formatting and avoiding plagiarism sections at the end, which are the same as in the research unit. The persuasive essay unit has my students' all-time favorite pre-writing exercise. I think you'll have fun with it!