This is one of my best selling products! It has everything you need to teach the persuasive essay. This packet will be used by your students throughout the year. You will also use it from year to year. I have been teaching for 30 years, and I have found that it is extremely important for my students to understand the basics of the persuasive essay. When they feel comfortable with what should be included in each paragraph, they are able to soar!! They become very creative and add all the bells and whistles that we, as teachers, love to see.
My students use this five page packet (front and back) at their desks as they are writing their persuasive essays. Each page represents a paragraph in the essay. The front of the page tells them what needs to be included in the paragraph with examples underneath. The back of the page gives them ideas about how to begin the paragraph, with transition words or phrases included. Even my struggling writers start to feel more confident as they move through each paragraph with more ease.
I have also included an easy checklist of what needs to be in each paragraph. This enables them to go back and make sure they haven't forgotten anything. There is also a great model of a persuasive essay with two activities.
Teachers borrow this from me for their classes, and that made me realize that there is a need for this type of a product. My high school students come back and tell me how well prepared they are for 9th grade, and I believe this (and my How to Answer Open-ended or Constructed Response Questions Made Easy! handout) has been a huge help to them.
Thanks so much,
For the Love of Literature