This is a complete essay writing unit Including everything you will need to teach persuasive writing/ problem-solution writing. In this package, you will find a lesson plan with scope and sequence, an outline, brainstorming and prewriting activities, and a working outline. I usually teach this over the course of 5-7 days, depending on students’ needs.
Student choice is central to this unit; students choose the problem they will be focusing on and come up with their own solutions to this problem. This way, every student's composition is meaningful to him/her. I like to submit these persuasive compositions to the school newspaper or the local newspaper as letters to the editor so students are actually writing for a larger audience, and they feel so proud to see their writing in public!