Common Core Aligned Writing Projects: Persuasive Essays: An Intro for Gr. 3-6

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Get organized, Be persuasive! What to expect from this COMMON CORE ALIGNED WRITING PROJECT:

This Student Activity Pack is broken into five sections: Introduction, Definition of Terms, Persuasive Essay Map Example, Blank Persuasive Essay Map, and a five-page Graphic Organizer to help organize each of the five paragraphs of the essay.

In this "Common Core Aligned Writing Projects: Persuasive Essays" Activity Pack, students are introduced to the terminology of a persuasive essay:

THESIS STATEMENT
TOPIC SENTENCE
SUPPORTING DETAILS
COUNTERCLAIM
CONCLUSION

After determining a topic, students use a prewriting framework to organize their thinking and develop their argument. Students will support their thinking, develop a thesis statement, and support their thesis statement with three strong topic sentences each developed and supported by three supporting points. They will consider an argument against their point of view, and develop a counterclaim. Finally, students will tie up their argument in the conclusion.

This Writing Project is aligned with the Language Arts Common Core standards, as students learn to state an opinion and then support it in their writing.

Spice up your writing curriculum with Persuasive Essays!

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Common Core Aligned Writing Projects:  Persuasive Essays:
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Common Core Aligned Writing Projects:  Persuasive Essays:
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