This product made in Google Slides can be used to introduce, reinforce, and practice persuasive writing with intermediate and middle school students. Teachers have the freedom to use it for distance learning by assigning it in Google Classroom or use "Present" mode to do a whole class or group lesson. It begins with an interactive opinion in the form of "You be the jury." After students decide that the defense argument is best, they see how that argument was built, step by step, using a 12 step guide. The organizational pattern is:
- Transition + Reason #2 + Details/Examples
- Transition + Reason #3 + Details/Examples
- Transition + Reason #1 + Details/Examples
- Restate opinion
Then it is time for students to practice with the topic "Should Teachers Assign Homework?" The Slides presentation can be stopped after each step, allowing students to actually write each step of their own piece. Or it can be assigned as an independent activity to be completed on a computer, tablet, or Chromebook. When they finish, they will have a well-structured persuasive paragraph. It then shows how to elaborate to turn their persuasive paragraph into a longer, 5-paragraph persuasive essay.
Teacher resources include:
- A 40-Slide Google Slides product
- A suggested week-long unit plan for persuasive writing
- The 12 Steps of writing a persuasive piece
- A list of transitions to use with this genre
- Several other topics to practice with
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This is a great resource for walking kids through the steps of writing persuasive responses. It includes activities, prompts and more.