10 Fun Persuasive Writing Activities for grades 3-5: engaging writing tasks for students to state and support their points of view about a variety of real world scenarios. Includes graphic organizers, scaffolded writing sheets with sentence stems and an example of how to complete the activity.
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Do your students struggle with persuasive writing, even though they have had experience with lots of graphic organizers? If so, these activities are for you! The jump from a graphic organizer to a blank piece of paper is too vast for young writers. These writing frame templates offer a scaffolded way for students to organize their writing, providing graphic organizers and sentence stem templates to link ideas and make connections. Use of personal pronouns ensure that students are making a direct connection to the topic. Each activity includes optional writing papers for a final 'published' opinion piece. Perfect for using the editing process. This is a comprehensive resource that even includes an example of how to transfer information from a graphic organizer to a scaffolded sentence stem template to a final write-up.
Each of the ten prompts are meaningful with engaging real-life hooks that students can relate to, form an opinion on and write about with purpose. Many of the prompts have graphic organizers and sentence stem writing planning sheets! 'Robots', 'Take a Trip', 'Read this Book' and 'Silent Lunch' offer different writing activities, such as leaflets and newspaper reports.
- Chewing Gum in Class
Should chewing gum be allowed in classroom? (This activity includes an example for teacher use) Includes two graphic organizers, two sentence stem templates and writing paper.
- School Uniform
Many schools have school uniform. What's your opinion? Includes two graphic organizers, two sentence stem templates and writing paper.
- Silent Lunch
Principal Murphy has had enough and wants silent lunch. What do you think? Includes a letter from Principal Murphy, two graphic organizers, two sentence stem templates and writing paper.
- Read this book!
You have been asked to write a blurb for your favorite book. Can you sell it? Includes a checklist, two graphic organizers, one sentence stem template and optional writing papers.
What are your opinions on zoos? Includes one graphic organizer, three sentence stem templates and writing paper.
- Take a Trip
Design a leaflet to persuade others to visit your favorite place! Includes one graphic organizer, on sentence stem template, a leaflet template and writing paper.
- Allowance Increase
Don't you deserve an allowance increase? Isn't it time you had a raise? Convince your parents - you never know what might happen! Includes two graphic organizers, two sentence stem templates and writing paper.
- Staying up Late
Should you be able to stay up later? Convince your grown-ups! Includes two graphic organizers, two sentence stem templates and writing paper.
- Pet Owner
Haven't you always wanted a pet chinchilla, alligator, or python? Instead of whining about it, persuade your parents with logical arguments. Includes two graphic organizers, three sentence stem templates and writing paper.
Think you don't have robots? Think again - from Alexa to iRobots artificial intelligence is all around us and growing. Write an opinion piece for the local newspaper. Includes two graphic organizers, one sentence stem templates and newspaper writing paper.
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