The Persuasive Understanding and Depth Guide is a graphic organizer that will allow students in grades 3-6 to analyze a persuasive reading selection to the depth and rigor of the STAAR in Texas. The guide allows students to :
Identify the topic
Describe the author's position on the topic
Describe 4 of the author's arguments that support his or her position with factual evidence
Organize the author's arguments by causality, comparison, exaggerations, or contradictions.
This guide works well with a persuasive selection in which the author persuades the reader to do something, buy something, or believe something. To use, pair this guide with a persuasive selection. Have students read the selection and then complete this guide. Then, students should complete any questions with the selection.
If you are looking for more depth than just practice questions before the STAAR, this is great for test prep.
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