Persuasive Writing: Take a Position - Make an Outline - Draft

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Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
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4th - 8th
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Persuasive Writing lessons: These lessons break down how to take a position, organize ideas to make an outline, and draft body paragraphs for persuasive essays. When students know what to do, they will write!

This download includes:

EDITABLE Persuasive Writing PowerPoint Presentations*

- Take a Position (15 content slides)

- Make an Outline (30 content slides)

- Drafting: Outline to Body Paragraphs (39 content slides)

* Common Core Standards slides are included for grades 4-8.

Five Student Handouts

- Notes and practice to accompany presentations and provide extra practice.

Teacher Tips

- Notes for how to use the handouts and and within presentations.



This lesson is part of a larger unit. It's a better deal to buy the unit than its individual pieces! Check it out:

Persuasive Writing Unit


*Note: The entrances of bullet points are animated so you can control the flow of the lesson. Sample slides are shown in the thumbnails, and I have included editable versions in PowerPoint and Google Slides(TM) for your personal use (derivative works / commercial use is prohibited).

Please let me know if you have any questions that are not answered in the product description, handouts preview and presentation sample thumbnails.


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Total Pages
89 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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 discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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