PERSUASIVE WRITING

Writing Workshop

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

  • How are words used to persuade? How can I use words to express my opinions?
  • How do writers state their opinion through a thesis statement?
  • How do writers use details to support their opinion?

WHAT IS PERSUASIVE WRITING?

Persuasive Writing for Kids: What is It?

HOW DO I PERSUASIVE WRITE?

Persuasive Writing for Kids: Writing an Introduction
Persuasive Writing for Kids: Developing Reasons
Persuasive Writing for Kids: Writing a Rough Draft and Closing

ACTIVITY 1: READ THE BOOK

  • Together we will listen to the reading of "The Day the Crayons Quit." Then, we will analyze the crayon's struggles and complaints.


Do you agree with why they quit?

How could you persuade the crayons to come back?

The Day the crayons quit - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for children

ACTIVITY 2: PROMPT

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ACTIVITY 3: GRAPHIC ORGANIZER

  • Receive one graphic organizer to fill out persuading the chairs to come back!
  • Make sure to include reasons and evidence.
  • Let me check this before beginning activity 4.


REMEMBER: Your goal is to persuade the chairs to come back to us!

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ACTIVITY 4: WRITE

Using your graphic organizer, write your persuasive paragraph.


  • Don't forget to indent the first sentence in your paragraph.
  • Use transition words.
  • Once finished, with your table partner, trade papers and give each other feedback. Give one star (something they did well on) and one stair (one thing they could fix/work on).