Persuasive Writing Unit

Persuasive Writing Unit
Grade Levels
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This unit follows Common Core State Standards and includes the following:

1) Detailed lesson plans for you to follow each day. There are 19 lessons, so the unit will take you about a month.
2) Opinions Writing Checklist - handout
3) Quick Edit Sheet for Persuasive Writing - handout
4) Two articles to use as a mentor text - handout
5) A student example - handout
6) 50 Persuasive Speech Topics Relevant Today - handout
7) Transition Words to Introduce Reasons - handout
8) Persuasion Map Graphic Organizer - handout

Lessons Include:
1) Modeling argument writing - write an essay together as a class
2) Students try writing their own argument writing piece
3) Collecting meaningful ideas for persuasive essays
4) Writing elaborated entries in order to improve ideas, thinking, and writing
5) Analyzing a topic through different lenses and developing a claim
6) Studying mentor authors to help organize and plan
7) Thoughtfully setting up evidence
8) Connecting evidence to a claim
9) Revising to strengthen the draft
10) Informing from the start and leaving a lingering impression/conclusions
11) Analyzing essays against a checklist
12) Using past learning to get a running start on a new piece
13) Using texts to shape ideas and topics
14) Developing and organizing essays
15) Drafting and revising for greater sophistication
16) Convincing writing through knowing your audience
17) Using tone to lift the level of an essay
18) Editing/Revising
19) Celebration and Publication

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Total Pages
28
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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