Persuasive writing helps students learn to use their opinions and knowledge to influence others. Persuasive writing can be thought of as perhaps an extension of opinion writing and differs in that the author’s opinion is followed not only by reasons for the opinion, but persuasive text that attempts to get the reader to feel or believe the same way.
This rich unit is a combination of reading, writing, media and drama expectations for grade 4. This unit includes lesson plans, assessment ideas, differentiated tasks and culminating task.
The culminating task for this unit is:
Create a persuasive written piece (letter, article,book review, speech) from a specific point of view in order to persuade a certain audience or convince an audience/individual to do or buy something.