This Persuasive Writing Unit is designed for students in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades and is inspired by Lucy Calkins and Tony Stead in its format (Connection, Teaching, Active Engagement, Link, Conferring/Conferencing, and Sharing).
This unit contains 4 weeks of lessons (22 lesson plans) to help your students with the following skills:
-Discerning the difference between fact and opinion
-Generating a claim and an opinion about something
-Researching facts to support a thesis
-Developing supporting sentences using evidence and reasoning
-Creating citations from fact and information sources
-Writing an effective lead and closing
-Revising and editing
The lessons begin with brief activities that will help your students develop an understanding of persuasive writing, then move toward students developing, researching, and writing their own persuasive books.
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Please check out my other Writer's Workshop units for grades 3-5:
Writer's Workshop: Narrative Fiction Writing
Writer's Workshop: Personal Narrative Writing
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