Persuasive Writing Prompts

Convince me! Challenge scholars to write a persuasive argument for extra recess, no homework, or a topic of their choice. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Allow learners to choose one of four prompts to complete
  • As a class, brainstorm additional persuasive arguments for those in need of assistance coming up with their own 
  • Prior to writing, conduct an informal debate using one prompt
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies—the amount depends on whether you choose to implement one, some, or all writing prompts 
  • Pupils should be familiar with how to write a persuasive essay 
  • The third prompt only mentions parents, not guardians 
  • The worksheets are the seventh resource in a series of eight created as part of a fourth grade substitute lesson plan 
Pros

  • Provides plenty of space for pupils to write 
  • Topics offer variety and encourages critical thinking 
  • A design creates a polished look to a completed writing assignment 
Cons

  • None
Common Core