Persuasive Writing: Smoking Bans

Clear the air with this persuasive writing activity, in which middle schoolers investigate smoking bans. Helpful as a cross-curricular health instructional activity, the assignment prompts young learners to brainstorm reasons why people smoke and reasons why smoking is a bad health habit. They read and discuss news articles about smoking bans and then write a persuasive opinion paper using evidence from these sources. 

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