This resource contains 3 resources to help your students identify and talk to their audience for persuasive opinion writing. This resource has been REVAMPED! In addition to the print, punch, and practice page previously listed, I've included a reference poster to keep in your writing center for students to reference and 16 practice cards to get your students thinking about the thoughts their audience may have about their opinion and "talk" to them.
*If you've already purchased the 1-page Talking to Your Audience resource, simply re-download for the new goodies!*
-Print, Punch, and Practice Page: for students to identify ways to talk to your targeted audience when doing opinion writing.
Simply print out the page, 3 hole punch it, and allow students to keep them in their writing binders. I use this portion as the active engagement part of my mini-lesson where they practice identifying different ways to talk to your audience in a sample speech by highlighting key phrases. I then have them keep this page as a reference of their practice as well as possible sentence stems for their own writing, which is why it serves as a dual purpose!
-Colored Reference Poster: similar content to the student hand out page to be displayed in your classroom or writing center
-16 Practice Cards: 16 cards with an opinion and an audience listed. Students must think about the opinion and what that audience member might be thinking when hearing the opinion. They then can practicing writing or speaking how to talk to their the thoughts of their audience while still making their point. I've included a black and white version of these to save on colored ink.