ERIC Number: ED477988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-28
Reference Count: N/A
Can You Convince Me? Developing Persuasive Writing.
MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
The persuasive writing program described in this lesson plan introduces grades 3 to 5 students to the basic concepts of lobbying for something that is important to them, making persuasive arguments, and applying the techniques of persuasive oral arguments to independent persuasive writing activities. During the four 40-minute lessons, students will: work in cooperative groups to brainstorm ideas and organize them into a cohesive argument to be presented to the class; discuss the different ways that each group tried to persuade the class; use a guide to help them begin organizing their ideas into written form; write a persuasive piece that expresses points in a clear, logical sequence so the reader can follow their reasoning; and present their persuasive writing pieces. The instructional plan, lists of web and conventional resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. One handout and an assessment are attached. (PM)
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Lesson Plans, Logical Thinking, National Standards, Persuasive Discourse, Writing Instruction
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.