Paragraph Building Activity for Persuasive Writing

Paragraph Building Activity for Persuasive Writing
Paragraph Building Activity for Persuasive Writing
Paragraph Building Activity for Persuasive Writing
Paragraph Building Activity for Persuasive Writing
Paragraph Building Activity for Persuasive Writing
Paragraph Building Activity for Persuasive Writing
Paragraph Building Activity for Persuasive Writing
Paragraph Building Activity for Persuasive Writing
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Writing persuasive paragraphs is a vital skill for middle school students as they work their way up to writing full expository essays. This student-centered lesson challenges students to arrange pre-written sentence cards in the order that makes the most sense to them. Then the class discusses why they arranged the sentences as they did and why sentence order matters in a persuasive paragraph. Then students are given a simple handout that shows proper persuasive paragraph order, and they are given a second set of sentence cards to arrange. After discussing how their process changed the second time around, students are asked to write persuasive paragraphs in groups as a practice activity.

This product includes the following:

1 Cover Page
1 Instructions Page
2 Paragraph Builder Cards Pages (18 Cards Total)
1 Answer Key Page
2 Answer Rationale Pages
1 Paragraph Builder Handout Page
1 Topic Ideas Page (15 Topic Ideas)
1 Credits Page

Have fun with this paragraph-building activity!

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Related Product

If your students are using outside sources to find information for their writing, they can practice paraphrasing with this activity:

Animation Paraphrasing Practice

This paragraph-building activity is also available as part of a larger Middle School ELA Game Bundle, which is discounted by 20% and is available here:

Middle School ELA Game Bundle

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Created by Distinguished English
(formerly Olivia Gold's Creative English Classroom)
Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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