Sunday, April 6, 2014

How to Persuade - Intro to Persuasive Writing

We're winding down our Dystopian Unit, so all end of unit activities are either due or will be due in the next day or two. As part of your final assessment for the unit, you will be writing a persuasive essay on the benefits of reading Dystopian Literature for teens. However to effectively write a persuasive essay you need to review a few techniques. Therefore the objective of this lesson is to explore and analyze those techniques.

1. For this lesson you will need to download the powerpoint from Read Write Think. It is available at the following site. It will just take a moment to download and project on the front board.

To Access the powerpoint, click on ...

You will also need a few handouts which are available via Google Docs, print out the necessary handouts.

Then complete the handout, "Persuasion is All Around Me". The examples for each definition can be found as you watch the power point. Jot them down on the handout.

2. Read the article, "School Uniforms Should Not Be Required"
from Time for Kids.

Complete the handout, "Check the Strategies"

3. Read the article, "Summer: 15 Days or 2 1/2 Months?"

Complete the handout, "Check the Strategies"

The Art of Persuasion Power point - Reflect on the video and think about how we are convinced daily!

The Art of Persuasive Writing PowerPoint - ReadWriteThink

Persuasive Writing Map - You can complete on-line then print

Persuasion Interactive Map

Persuasive Writing


Part1 - Introduction to Persuasive Writing

Part 2 - Developing the Persuasive Essay

More Essay Development

Dystopian Persuasive Essay Map