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Sometimes students just aren't ready to write an entire research paper. Working with many different levels of freshmen for the last ten years, I've found it easier to begin with a simple research paragraph rather than diving head-first into an overwhelming essay. This product is perfect for anyone who is looking to introduce students to the elements of persuasive or argumentative writing, to review writing expectations, to differentiate a larger persuasive writing assignment, to warm up for a bigger paper to come, and more. It has so much versatility and potential for use.
This zip file contains four separate documents. One is a PPT mini lesson complete with information about what goes in a persuasive research paragraph, how to support an argument, and how to evaluate a sample persuasive paragraph. (MLA guidelines for citing sources are not included.) This product also contains guided notes for the PPT, a graphic organizer for the paragraph, and a rubric based on the 6+1 Traits of Writing with a category added for research and MLA format. As part of the PowerPoint lesson, an example paragraph is included for students to analyze (based on criteria in the lesson), and a suggested evaluation is provided. This lesson is very successful for my freshmen. I use it as a stepping stone to teach them the basics of high school writing before they write a larger research essay.
If you need a tool to introduce writing in a way that won't overwhelm your students (and that's quick to grade!), give this product a shot.