Are you introducing persuasive/opinion/argument essays with your students? Are your elementary or early middle school students required to write a persuasive essay at the end of their yearly state test? If so, this product is for you!
The five-paragraph essay is a versatile writing format that all students will find valuable. This multi-resource pack is designed to teach students the basics of a five-paragraph essay while working specifically with persuasive essays. Through this product, students will build skills by initially writing about their own opinions (supported by their own ideas). After the essay structure has been reinforced, this product leads students to writing text-dependent persuasive essays as well!
This resource includes several student reference sheets for use during the writing process. Students can refer back to these while writing to monitor their own progress and performance.
-Lesson directions for a color-coding introduction activity AND color-coded display copies. This introductory lesson has proven highly successful with students year after year!
-"Parts and Structure" resource sheet
-Two sample opinion/persuasive essays
-Student prewriting organizer
-Basic essay checklist
-Lesson directions for writing a text-dependent persuasive essay (to be completed after students have become familiar with the basic essay structure)
-Three sample texts to use in text-dependent essay writing
-Sample text-dependent persuasive essay
-Instructions for finding more FREE texts on which to base persuasive essays
Ink-saver (border-free) version included!