UNIT PLAN - Persuasive Essay (3 Weeks)

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Persuasive Unit (3 Weeks)
Appropriate for grades 5-7 & Homeschool


PURPOSE:
This unit guides students through the purpose of persuasion, a quick look at primary and secondary sources, partnering up on some middle school hot topics for debate and requires them to write an essay and make a verbal defense.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
This product contains:
         ☆3 Week Layout for the Unit
         ☆4 Lessons and 4 Mini-Lessons for the week of writing
         ☆A list of middle school appropriate topics
         ☆A sample document of slides I used during the uni
         ☆A printable graphic organizer to help partner groups stay organized
         ☆A printable essay prewriting outline
         ☆4 samples of thesis statements for discussion
         ☆A sample paragraph for discussion
         ☆A rubric for grading papers
         ☆A sample of a works cited page
         ☆3 samples of my student’s work with my grades and comments
         ☆An editable excel file for analyzing the essay grades and determining next steps

STORY:
I developed this unit with a group of competitive students who loved verbal debates. When the persuasive essay was our next unit, I realized that this topic would lend itself nicely to a class debate. I designed this unit so that each pair of students would have a relevant middle school topic where one student would argue the “PRO” side and the other would argue the “CON” side. Students each write a persuasive essay to refute the other’s arguments and then hold a debate when they finish in front of the class.

POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS:
Possible extensions are included in this file!

MATERIALS/PRE-REQS:
Besides this file, you may require:
         ☆iPads or computers with internet access

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Total Pages
30
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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UNIT PLAN - Persuasive Essay (3 Weeks)
UNIT PLAN - Persuasive Essay (3 Weeks)
UNIT PLAN - Persuasive Essay (3 Weeks)
UNIT PLAN - Persuasive Essay (3 Weeks)