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643 resources with the concept persuasive arguments

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Factual writing: leaflets

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students identify persuasive words in provided leaflets. In this factual writing lesson, students complete an online activity. A worksheet is provided for extra practice.
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Writing A Persuasive Letter

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this writing instructional activity, students complete exercises using strong verbs. They fill in the blanks using verbs provided, brainstorm their own strong verbs, and write a persuasive note.
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Write Persuasively (Grades 3-5)

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this persuasive writing activity, students fill in a web, brainstorming the question, "Should summer vacation be longer?"
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My Dream Vacation

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate the different countries of the world. They pick a location and conduct in depth research into the location. Students then use communication skills in oral and written form to convince peers the need to visit the...
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GMOs: Should We Grow Them?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners examine the ethics of biotechnology and genetically modifying various organisms. They complete various activities and labs on GMOs and then write a position paper regarding their individual opinions on the subject.
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The Gettysburg Address: An American Treasure

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners apply information found in Lincoln's speeches, especially The Gettysburg Address, to create a persuasive speech on a current topic.
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Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study persuasive advertisements.
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Persuasive Vegetables

For Teachers 5th
In groups, write persuasive essays telling people whether or not they should be eating vegetables.
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Fuel for Thought

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the mathematical concepts used to compare different types of vehicles. They create a print advertisement in which they persuade an audience to purchase a specific vehicle.
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Along the Trail of Tears

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the time of the Trail of Tears. They use this to practice persuasive writing skills by writing to the U.S. government. They take the parts of the Cherokee people. They write a paragraph about their feelings.
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Loyalist or Patriot

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students make their case for either the Loyalist or the Patriot side during the American Revolution. After hearing each group, a third group votes.
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Writing with Commas 2

For Students 4th - 5th
In this comma instructional activity, students learn how to write with commas in a persuasive context. Students complete several exercises to help them use commas correctly.
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Critical Literacy in the 21st Century: Sitti's Secrets

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write persuasive letters. In this letter writing lesson, 4th graders read Sitti's Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye and discuss their areas or topics of concern. Students select a person to write a letter to and how they could...
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Knock Pro-Wrestling Off Prime Time

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this persuasive arguments worksheet, students read the passage, find and underline the author's opinion, and write the supporting arguments on the provided lines. Students then come up with a opinion topic and supporting arguments for...
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Colonial North Carolina

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students resarch people and events from a given list. Then based on teacher options, students employ perspectives, an audience, a presentation format, and topic to prepare a two-page document to share with the class. Students also...
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Welcome to Paradise

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders listen to Lynne Cherry's novel, The River Ran Wild. They work in two groups one of whom represents the native people and the other represents the English settlers from the book. They look at the geography of the settlement...
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Uniform Blues

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore what the U.S. Constitution is and why it is important, the purpose of the state constitution, and its relationship to the U.S. Constitution and the similarities and differences among federal, state and local...
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The Early Suffragists

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students research early suffragists in an effort to find the most influential leader of the movement. They give presentations and the class chooses a winner. They write letters to the postmaster suggesting they be placed on a stamp.
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Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders, in pairs, decide on a product they would like to advertise and design an advertising plan for said product. Using ClarisWorks, 7th graders create an advertisement using pictures, vote on their favorite and discuss what...