Opinion – Before teaching this unit, you might want to do some mini-lessons dealing with the difference between fact and opinion to make sure all your students understand the difference. If you’re here, you’re about to teach persuasive writing unit.Persuasive writing can be thought of as perhaps an extension of opinion writing and differs in that the author’s opinion is followed not only by reasons for the opinion, but persuasive text that attempts to get the reader to feel or believe the same way.
The mini lessons within this persuasive writing unit of study are newly updated (as of 1/4/17)!
We have redone the printables and provided them in one easy download. Persuasive writing can be an important part of the primary writing curriculum as students learn to use their opinions and knowledge to influence others.
However, you will find many mini-lessons that can be used for other grade levels.
This unit was written with the help of Cathy’s student teachers (Joel Larrison, Kellie Wood and Amanda Rush.) A writing workshop typically begins with a 10 to 15 minutes mini-lesson.
This resource contains teaching and revision aids and includes all the steps needed to teach persuasive writing.
I found the mobile phone article somewhere and adapted it slightly it is useful in analysis of texts written with the purpose to persuade.
Also keep in mind that you will want to reinforce some of your mini-lessons with reviews or follow-ups and that the different types writing being done by students will often times require more than one day to complete.
The timeline for these lessons will also depend upon whether or not you wish your students to revise and edit one or all of the persuasive pieces you will teach.
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Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.