This lesson encourages students to use skills and knowledge they may not realize they already have. A classroom game introduces students to the basic concepts of lobbying for something that is important to them or that they want and making persuasive arguments. Students then choose their own persuasive piece to analyze and learn some of the definitions associated with persuasive writing.
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.Persuasive Writing Lesson Plan.
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The goal of writing a persuasive essay is to persuade or convince the reader to believe something. Writers do this through the use of logical arguments and emotional appeals. While there is no one correct way to write these essays, this page will show you some good practices to consider when learning how to write a persuasive essay..
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