The persuasive writing unit provides students with step-by-step instruction using the handouts and complementary Powerpoint. Students will learn the strategies and structure of a persuasive essay, and demonstrate their ability to support a claim with their own ideas as well as borrowed ideas of a credible source. The following is included:
• lesson plans
• brainstorming activities
• essay assignment
• sample essay
• list of persuasive transitions
• revision and editing checklists
Common Core Rationale
W1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d. Establish and maintain a formal style.
e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.