*FIVE* Valentine's Day Persuasive Writing Lessons Based on Real-Life Legal Cases

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We all know Valentines Day and romance bring drama. And who loves drama more than teenagers?

No Love Lost offers FIVE Persuasive writing activities that are perfect for keeping students engaged and excited!.

Students analyze real world lawsuits

-A woman's husband no shows their Valentine's Dinner date. She made a reservation for 2 and claims the restaurant treated her rudely for dining alone.

-A fist fight breaks out at a rehearsal dinner and a wedding is canceled. The groom sues the bride to return the 125k engagement ring.

- A man sues his date for 18 dollars after he says she texted through an entire movie.

- A wedding photographer sues a couple she photographed after they trash her online.

- A man sues a candy company because he says his Valentine's Candies aren't really kosher.

You can't make this up!

Student analyze the facts and then use the DRAAW + C writing framework used in law schools across the country to write their argument. Who should win? What is the rule? What will both sides argue? How will this decision affect the world?

Download includes:

-Teacher Guide

-PowerPoint presentation that covers all five lessons

-DRAAW+C Writing Printable

-Student Sheets- available as Word Documents and Editable PDFS

-Pre-made Braincandy Questions (Braincandy is a FREE online platform that allows students to take polls and share responses in real time)

All resources are available for download AND on Google docs!

These lessons are very flexible.

- Do one as a guided lesson and then use the other lessons as independent work.

- Split students into different groups. Assign each group a different case.

- Go through all the lessons as an entire group (there are slides for EVERY case)

Keep students engaged in a fun and seasonal way!

Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.


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