Do you want an end of the year activity that requires your students to use their argumentative writing skills? This persuasive letter will certainly meet your needs.
This lesson requires students to use rhetorical appeals and strategies to make a defense for the grade they think they deserve in the class. To begin, students first rank and discuss the effectiveness of reasons for an argument about curfew. In the next activity, they review rhetorical appeals and strategies. Then, after they have a better understanding of effective reasoning and rhetorical appeals, they brainstorm and plan for their letters. Finally, they write polished persuasive letters to their teachers.
This resource includes the following: explicit lesson plan with identified Common Core ELA Anchor Standards, introductory activity, rhetorical appeals handout, persuasive letter handout, stationary, persuasive letter rubric, letter template, and activity key.
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