Persuasive Writing-Identify Audience to Develop Supporting and Counter Arguments

Persuasive Writing-Identify Audience to Develop Supporting and Counter Arguments
Grade Levels
Resource Type
Product Rating
4.0
1 rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

53 KB|1 page
Share
Product Description
This writing exercise pairs with a prompt asking students to write a letter to their school superintendent, giving him/her one piece of advice. The students are required to develop reasons supporting why s/he should take their advice, as well as creating a convincing counter argument to an objection s/he may have. In the case of the eighth graders at my [former] school, they actually send these letters to our superintendent who reads them and creates a video, responding to a few popular pieces of advice. He also selects a few students to read their letters before the school board. It's a terrific authentic writing opportunity if feasible.

However, it may also stand alone as a powerful practice activity if your schedule does not allow for the addition of a new writing prompt.
Total Pages
1 page
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
Report this Resource
Loading...
$0.99
Digital Download
More products from Beth Buckwalter
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
$0.99
Digital Download
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up