Opinion Piece Persuasive Writing - Persuasive Writing Activities
Persuasive writing can be a challenging concept for students! Not only do students have to have a good grasp of paragraph writing, they also need to know how to persuade! This complete opinion piece writing set will guide your students through the opinion piece essay process from the beginning to the end! Detailed teacher notes are included to help you organize and plan the lessons.
Specifically it includes:
32 Task Cards (Higher level thinking cards with a Student Record Sheet and Key)
Persuasive Strategies (and key)
Persuasion is Everywhere (homework handout)
Introduction to Hooks
Name That Hook (and key)
Writing Hooks for Opinion Pieces/Persuasive Essays
Add the Hook to the Topic Sentence
Add the Topic Sentence to the Hook
Writing Hooks and Topic Sentences
Topic Idea List
Stump the Expert Game
Transitions List for Opinion Piece/Persuasive Essays
Cats are Ideal Pets (Essay Example)
Opinion Piece/Persuasive Essay Group Project
Essay Outline Organizer
“Or” T-chart Practice
Kid vs. Adult T-chart Practice
Changing School T-chart Practice
Inside and Outside T-chart Practice
School Uniform T-Chart Practice
In My Opinion…”Best”
In My Opinion…”Worst”
Student Writing Checklist
3 Different Essay Writing Pages
One of the things I really like about this unit is that it is scaffolded really well. The detailed teacher notes explain exactly how to lead your students through the opinion piece process and which order to teach each lesson.
The other thing that I think is awesome is that there is so much variety included in this packet. Not only are there handouts and worksheets, but there is a fun homework assignment where students find an advertisement at home and determine which persuasive strategy was used, there is a group project, a game and even task cards!
I adore task cards and think they are a fun way to add some variety into your classroom. You can use them one on one, in literacy centers, as a whole class teaching moment or my favorite method, which is to place them around the room and have kids use their student record sheets to record their answers as they complete cards. You can do this as a Scoot game of course or as an untimed version of the game.
I love to teach opinion piece/persuasive essay writing. It’s an interactive, fun set of lessons for me, and I hope you’ll feel the same!
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