This is a detailed 2 pages for 8th grade persuasive writing. Do your students need a little support to help them take on the challenge of writing a persuasive essay or an argument to a claim? This set will be the help they need. One page is a DETAILED rubric with expectations listed with the points. The other page is a mini poster of steps to take when writing a persuasive essay: brainstorm BOTH sides of the argument/claim, write an intro with a hook, expand thinking in several paragraphs, edit, revision, peer review, and publishing! Give confidence to your students with expectations written out!