Please forward this persuasive essay papers screen to sharedip-1071804170. Students always have opinions, but they don’t always know how to persuade someone else to accept their point of view. In the week leading up to this lesson, have students read editorials from newspapers, magazines or online news sources. You may choose to assign specific editorials or allow students to find their own sources.
Encourage students to take notes about their reading, paying close attention to good writing and techniques which make the reader reconsider an issue. Each group should choose a specific issue, research the facts and arguments, choose a stance and begin to build out a graphic organizer in support of that stance. Encourage students to settle on several major reasons for their stance, as well as supporting facts or details for each of those reasons. As students are building out their graphic organizers, ask them to consider the opposite stance, and arguments that could be made by the other side.
For example, if students are arguing that school uniforms are beneficial, they will want to consider arguments against school uniforms, and form counterarguments. Students can switch to Outline View to expand their ideas with notes and build out their essay. Or, have them open Persuasive Essay. The structure in Outline View helps students build a persuasive essay using the prompts to generate ideas. The completed template will form the rough draft of the persuasive essay.
Students can then use the Transfer tool to finalize their writing in a word processor. Confirm that the student’s view is supported through the use of facts and well-stated opinions. Confirm that the student has identified his or her subject and purpose, and established credibility within their essay. Assign topics to pairs of students and have them take opposing sides.