The packet of materials includes:
Card Sort: Help students understand the structure of a Persuasive Essay. Cut out the words and definitions. Mix them up and place them in an envelope. Have students work in pairs to match them. Walk around the room checking their progress and giving speedy feedback.
Fill-In: After students do the card sort, give them a copy of the Fill-in sheet and go through it together to see how much they remember.
Student Sign-up Sheet: Use this to keep track of student topics. But also let them see how these topics are stances.
Essay Organizer: Students should use this essay organizer to craft their essay. It has a few examples included in the intro paragraph.