Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter Students write persuasive letters to their librarian requesting that specific texts be added to the school library.
As they work, students plan their arguments and outline their reasons and examples. Developing, Writing, and Evaluating Persuasive Speeches This lesson encourages students in grades 4 and 5 to think critically and write persuasively by focusing on preparing, presenting, and evaluating mock campaign speeches.
The Magic of Three: Techniques for the Writer's Craft Students learn to use tricolonsa writer's technique of putting words and phrases into groups of threesto add rhythm and power to their writing.
Introducing Basic Media Literacy Education Skills with Greeting Cards In this lesson, students examine and create holiday/event cards, analyze holiday elements, and create their own.
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Each sample outline includes explanations of paragraph and sentence elements like thesis statements, topic and detail sentences, and a conclusion.Research Basis Strategy in Practice Related Resources This strategy guide focuses on persuasive writing and offers specific methods on how you can help your students use it to improve their critical writing and thinking skills.Students often score poorly on persuasive writing assessments because they have no authentic audience or purpose; thus their counterarguments and rebuttals are weak.Describe the primary argument and provide supporting details and evidence.Topic Sentence: A shorter school year would benefit students and teachers by giving them more time off.Topic Sentence: Competitive swimming provides the same benefits as other sports.Conclude the essay with a summary of the thesis and persuasive arguments.Visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame Introduce the subject of your descriptive essay with a thesis statement covering the person, place, object, etc. Thesis: The Hockey Hall of Fame is full of sights, sounds, and experiences that will delight hockey fans of all ages. Topic Sentence: The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Toronto, Canada and features exhibits from amateur and professional hockey.Conclude the essay with a paragraph that restates the thesis and recaps the descriptive and sensory details.Thesis: Competitive swimming is a great alternative to other youth sports.Introduce your primary persuasive argument and provide supporting details.