The third course of the "Scary Good Writing" program called "A Robot Wrote my Persuasive Essay with Mr. Butt and Bonefish"is now available.
Mr. Butt takes a vacation, but Bonefish is in good hands as his mentor had built a robotic version of himself to teach Bonefish the gentle art of persuasion. This course focuses on building solid arguments using easy to remember tips that make it a snap to create compelling reasons and back them up.
The 3 Persuaders of Aristotle: Three elements of persuasion made easy.
Fact-and-Feel-y: Quickly choose your side of the argument and discover the reasons why you feel that way.
The Table for Two Buts: Develop your arguments using just one word.
Grabbers: Grab your reader in the first sentence.
Meat of the Argument: Writing that critical first paragraph.
Middle Paragraphs: How to write the paragraphs that make your argument including a bonus lesson covering transitions: Abraham Linking: How transitions and conclusions unify an essay.
The Convincer: Three ways to write effective conclusions.
Final exam: Revisits lessons learned by reviewing an extraordinary expository essay written by Bonefish.
This course was designed to be a step-by-step guide to writing effective persuasive argument essays so it is not available as single lessons.
"Scary Good Writing: A Robot Wrote my Persuasive Argument Essay with Mr. Butt and Bonefish" covers ELA 6.1, 6.4, 6.5 of the Common Core Standards for writing The course includes downloadable lessons, lesson reviews, and a few surprises.
Each lesson takes approximately one 45 minute class period or less except for the final exam.