Writing Persuasive Paragraphs Video - Streaming or Shareable Link

Brenda Kovich
2,773 Followers
Resource Type
Video Type

Streaming Video (not downloadable)

Duration
12:37
Standards
$8.00
Streaming Video & Supporting Document
$8.00
Streaming Video & Supporting Document
Share this resource
Brenda Kovich
2,773 Followers
Supporting document
This is an additional download that supports the video.

Description

This circus-themed video models how to write effective persuasive paragraphs. Fifteen anchor charts, ten pages of sample text, and ten student sheets complement the video for a complete set of instructional resources.

This movie can now be shared with your students as an unlisted YouTube video. The link is included in the supporting document.

For more than three decades, I've gathered multitudes of opinion writing strategies, tested them with my fourth grade students, and trimmed the list to six straightforward steps:

  • Organizing ideas
  • Choosing specific words
  • Strengthening through elaboration
  • Varying sentences
  • Adding transitional phrases
  • Beginning and ending

Let's take a peek at the components. (Watch the video preview to get a better look.)

Video - In twelve minutes your students will learn how to develop and revise an effective persuasive piece. Each strategy is employed in a sample paragraph that persuades the audience to visit the circus.

Posters/Anchor Charts - Brighten your classroom with 15 colorful, circus-themed posters:

  • Stating Opinion
  • Selecting Reasons
  • Organizing
  • Strengthening
  • Choosing Specific Words (Nouns)
  • Choosing Specific Words (Verbs)
  • Elaborating with Specific Details
  • Elaborating by Listing Details
  • Elaborating with Examples
  • Varying Sentences
  • Adding Transitions (How, When, or Where)
  • Adding Transitions (List of Terms)
  • Beginning & Ending
  • Hooking the Audience
  • Wrapping It Up

Sample Text - Ten pages (as shown in video) model development and revision of a sample persuasive text.

Student Sheets - Use these handy organizers over and over again – for any persuasive writing prompt. They’re available in color, black and white, or paperless (editable Google slides).

  • Stating Opinion – At the beginning, take a stand; at the end, call the audience to action.
  • Selecting Reasons – Consider reasons that support your opinion; choose the top three.
  • Organizing – State your opinion, present three reasons, and call your reader to action.
  • Elaborating with Specific Details – Use specific details to build a better sentence.
  • Elaborating by Listing Details – Pack a sentence with a list of details.
  • Elaborating with Examples – Give more information by providing examples.
  • Varying Sentences – Change up your sentences by adding a phrase, moving action to the beginning, or changing the sentence type.
  • Adding Transitions – Choose from a list of transitional terms.
  • Hooking the Audience – Try out three different beginnings: a question, dialogue, and a surprise statement.
  • Wrapping It Up – Match the ending with the beginning: answer the question, close with dialogue, or wrap it up with a surprise statement.

Enjoy Teaching!

Brenda Kovich, NBCT

Would you like to know when I post more resources? Simply follow me on TpT.

Circus clip art was created by Kate Hadfield.

I'm committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated on June 4, 2020.

Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.

Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.

Reviews

Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up