This lesson encourages students to use skills and knowledge they may not realize they already have.
Discuss how people have different views about various topics. Give an example by stating your favorite book and asking students about theirs. Does anyone know the word for trying to convince someone to change his or her mind about something?
Guide students to the word persuade on the board. Ask volunteers to define the word. Explain to students that sometimes people write in a way that is intended to persuade others. This is called persuasive writing.
Explain that persuasive writing is often used to get a reader to accept a point of view or in advertisements to get people to buy a product. Ask volunteers to tell what they know about persuading someone. What are the words you would use to persuade someone that you have the best bike in your town?
Explain that word choices can help strengthen persuasive sentences. It is also important to consider the audience, the purpose, and the reasons for your point of view.
Students should use the following as a guide to the steps involved in persuasive writing: Be clear about your purpose. Give supporting reasons for your opinion.
Use persuasive word choices. Draw a sample word web on a dry erase board if available using colorful markers.
Have students fill in the topic, audience, purpose, supporting reasons, and word choices in response to the question above. How does this help communicate your ideas more clearly?
Then divide students into groups and have them create a poster about their ideal vacation.Looking for something to help your students with their WRITING? This easy-to-use set of activities, graphic organizers and templates will help your students write persuasive, narrative, descriptive and expository pieces.
A Storyboard graphic organizer works for chronological texts. However, for informative and persuasive writing, use the most universal graphic organizer--the Dissected Web.
The Persuasive Writing Pack.
Teach your children about persuasive writing with this resource pack for teachers. Includes guides for children, activity resources, suggested vocabulary and a quality example of persuasive writing.
Writing powerful persuasive prose begins by stirring up voices deep within the writer. As readers, we remember some of these voices of passion, humor, hope and chutzpah.
A clear and straightforward informational presentation on persuasive writing, this resource would be a strong start to a persuasive writing unit. Class members take notes on format and content, including the three appeals.
Students draw inspiration from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland in order to jump-start their own creative writing process.