Christmas: Opinion/Persuasive Essay

Christmas: Opinion/Persuasive Essay
Christmas: Opinion/Persuasive Essay
Christmas: Opinion/Persuasive Essay
Christmas: Opinion/Persuasive Essay
Christmas: Opinion/Persuasive Essay
Christmas: Opinion/Persuasive Essay
Christmas: Opinion/Persuasive Essay
Christmas: Opinion/Persuasive Essay
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See the entire holiday essay guide by downloading the preview. Christmas is a time for sharing. This scaffolded essay is perfect for the holidays.

"Imagine you have been given $50,000.00 and you are to act as a philanthropist – someone who spends their money to help others. (Kind of like a “Santa.”) How would you choose to spend your money? Here's the catch. (There’s always a catch.) You can support only one $50,000.00 cause. Bummer. How will you decide what to do? Tough decision. Maybe writing an essay will help."

This item includes:

Two anchor charts.
Brainstorming essay ideas.
Planning the essay.
Citing sources.
An introductory paragraph.
Three supporting paragraphs with reasons and evidence.
A conclusion or summary paragraph.
Transition words.
Paragraphing guidelines.
A writer's checklist.
Directions for publishing.
A cover sheet.

This item easily allows for differentiation and encourages students to think critically about a very important topic.

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