A comic book about a serious subject like persuasive writing? And one that’s actually amusing? It can be done! Award-winning cartoonist David Rickert and award-winning author Cheryl Miller Thurston have joined forces to create an entertaining and instructive comic book that teaches the basics about persuasive writing.
It features a female superhero known as “The Persuader” and her sidekick “Bud,” who swoop in to give practical help to two struggling students. The 16 page full color comic also includes a sample essay and five ready-to-photocopy lessons that reinforce the concepts taught, such as distinguishing between fact and opinion, writing a thesis statement, and supporting a thesis statement with evidence.
Cheryl Miller Thurston is the author of many books about writing, including UnJournaling, Surviving Last Period on Fridays and Other Desperate Situations, and the comic book Captain Intro and the Conclusionator. David Rickert’s many works include the Grammar Comics, Poetry Comics, and Vocabulary Comics series on Teachers Pay Teachers.
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