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From “Classroom Tools & Tips”, an EduHound Newsletter, these sites to help improve “persuasive writing”:

In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue, and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something.

  • Argument & Persuasive Writing at Web English Teacher:     Includes lesson plans and activities for teaching argument and persuasive writing; helps develop Web research and persuasive writing skills as students create original works.   www.webenglishteacher.com/argument.html
  • Unit Plan Persuasive Writing Grades 6-12     Students will interpret their thoughts about various pictures, symbols, and slogans; create a visual representation of various feelings and emotions to infer what the advertiser could be selling the consumer; and create an advertisement using the various learned techniques.   www.teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/unit_persuasivewriting_lesson1.htm
  • ReadWriteThink Lesson Plan: Can You Convince Me?     Through a classroom game and handouts, students are introduced to the concepts of lobbying for somthing important to them (or that they want) and making persuasive arguments.   www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=56
  • McREL Standards Activity: Persuade Me     As a result of this activity, students in grades 6-8 will be able to recognize and use persuasive techniques.   www.mcrel.org/compendium/activityDetail.asp?activityID=87  
  • The Basic Principles of Persuasive Writing     This page features an article that outlines the basic principles of persuasive writing, including appealing to the reader’s sense of reason, emotion, and good character.   www.writingcentre.ubc.ca/workshop/tools/argument.htm
  • Writing Opinion Pieces About Meaningful Issues to Kids     In this lesson, students identify controversial topics on which they have strong opinions.  After examining a controversial issue, students then model their own persuasive opinion pieces after the featured article.   www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000414friday.html

source: “Classroom Tools & Tips” newsletter from Eduhound Weekly at www.eduhound.com

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