Persuasive writing can be difficult for any student, particularly for those with weak language skills. This bundle will help build basic persuasive skills including the ability to differentiate between persuasive vs. non-persuasive sentences, use appropriate vocabulary, and structure logical arguments.
•Persuasive vs. non-persuasive phrases: students color "thumbs up" if the statement is persuasive and "thumbs down" if it is not.
•Persuasive vs. non persuasive letters: Lucy and Luke both wrote letters to their parents requesting a puppy. One letter is persuasive while the other is not. These letters will help facilitate discussion about persuasive writing.
• Skill Hill File Folder Game: An interactive activity in which students move bicycle-shaped game piece up the "hill" as they respond to items on a variety of skill-building cards.
•Persuasive Perspective Graphic Organizer: Encourage students to consider their reader's perspective as they write persuasive arguments.
•Idea Organizers: 3 differentiated graphic organizers that will help students think and about persuasive arguments.
•Letter templates and frames:Polka dotted wide lined frames one blank and one including carrier phrases to support the struggling writer.
•Sentence Connection: Use as a cut and paste or create a durable file folder, this task will help students identify and build logical statements and arguments.
• Super Word (Synonym) Heroes: Double-sided cards show students alternatives for common words. One side of each card features characters in plain clothes next to a common word. On the flip side of the card, the character turns into a superhero and offers alternative synonyms. This printable includes 9 card (color and black/white versions), as well as a template for students to create their own superword hero cards. It features synonyms for the words "good", "said", "like", "happy/excited",(one card) "sad/mad" (one card), "special", "yummy", "big" and "little".
•The "SWEET" writing strategy: This acronym will help students remember to follow specific steps as they write: "State objective", "explain WHY it is important" "give EXAMPLES" "EXPLAIN further" and "TIE it all up with a conclusion". Students will particularly enjoy the candy-shaped graphic organizer and the illustrated candy stationary (choice of pink, blue, green or black/white, lined and blank).