On-Demand Persuasive Writing Samples

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Young writers complete a timed persuasive writing assignment in which they argue for a club they would like to see established at school, and are then provided with real student samples of responses. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Consider adapting the writing samples to a learning station activity in which class members can work in pairs and move from sample to sample in order to conduct analysis of each
  • Ask learners to write down what they see as the strengths and areas to focus on of each writing sample before showing the actual feedback
Pros
  • Also includes tips and constructive criticism that was provided by writing instructors on each of the examples
Cons
  • None
Common Core