Students typically struggle with persuasive essays (especially in middle school!) because it's difficult to teach the complex nuances between expository and persuasive/argumentative writing.
This powerpoint, using techniques adapted from Brian Clark's article "Ten Timeless Persuasive Techniques" reviews the differences between expository and persuasive essay writing, along with introducing techniques that students can incorporate into persuasive writing. There are numerous quotes related to persuasion along with specific examples.
After the notes is a sample "collaborative essay" assignment for students to practice incorporating the techniques using a sample topic. A sources page is included as a final slide.
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