Worried about state essay exams? This short unit is designed to introduce students to the basics about the CA 7th grade writing exam, and to specifically introduce them to the genre of persuasive writing. In word format to be easily modified for any exam, or just an intro to persuasion in general. The unit includes: a suggested time line for the unit, day-to-day plans, graphic organizers, hand-outs, suggested activities and strategies, grading rubric, and essay reflection. There is an accompanying PPT I will post separate for Day One. Please share how you modified the unit, rate me, and enjoy!