Persuasive Writing Prompts

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20 ready-to-print persuasive writing prompts to use for an easy prep writing lesson, work for students who finish quickly, or summer supplementary work. Persuasive writing is writing intended to convince the reader of something. Students will read the prompt, be helped along by some brainstorm questions, and then write to convince their reader to agree with them! Extra page included at the end in case you have a writer that needs more space.

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  • 20 persuasive writing prompts with regular writing lines
  • 20 persuasive writing prompts with primary writing lines
  • 1 extra lined page in each line-type in case your super writer needs more writing space (print several and keep handy)
  • Anchor Chart about Persuasive Writing

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Total Pages
46 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
Provide reasons that support the opinion.
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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