This is a 49 page writer's notebook specifically designed for the persuasive/opinion writing genre.
This notebook is set up for students to write two pieces. One piece will be with you guiding them through a topic that each student will learn and read about, take a stand on and write a persuasive essay in support or against the issue. I have included the argument of schools selling chocolate milk as an example. The second portion of the notebook guides them through choosing their own topic that they feel strongly to support or oppose. Many suggestions are included for them to choose from. Lesson pages to help them improve their writing are included such as: including quotations, persuasive sentence starters and including a counterclaim.
Table of Contents:
Note to teachers
Posting to student blogs
Common Core State Standards
Lists of Persuasive Articles/Videos
Writing Journal cover page (left blank for students to decorate)
Writing Journal cover page (decorated)
Persuasive Vocabulary to include
Including Quotes to Strengthen Your Message
Evidence Collection for Class Topic
Persuasive Map for Class Topic
First Draft for Class Topic
Add an Accessory
Including a Counterclaim
Second Draft for Class Topic
Final Draft for Class Topic
Choosing Your Topic
Topics I Feel Strongly About
Checking What I Know
Exploring Topics Free Writing
Evidence Collection for 2nd Piece
Persuasive Map for 2nd Piece
First Draft for 2nd Piece
Add an Accessory
Second Draft for 2nd Piece
Deciding on a Title
Final Draft for 2nd Piece
Last Check: Conference Cards
**My best selling product, Conference Cards are included in this book as well, a great way for students to assess their writing.
***Newly aligned student friendly writing rubric specific to this genre included.
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