This is a truly engaging persuasive writing piece. I created this group of graphic organizers for a group of reluctant writers in my fifth grade special education class. I began each section of the essay (topic sentence, introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion) with a mini-lesson. After the mini-lesson, the students completed the related section of the graphic organizer.
The essay was completed over the course of two weeks and the kids were shocked when they put all of the components together. They had no idea how much they were actually writing! I would recommend this persuasive essay for any class, but it did wonders with even my most reluctant writers.
There is one graphic organizer for each section of the essay. they can all be given at once or one by one. I kept it as a docx file for you to customize with your name. I hope your students enjoy this as much as mine did!