Persuasive / Opinion Writing
In persuasive / opinion writing the writer presents his or her opinion and tries to convince the reader to agree. Here are a variety of resources to help students write effective persuasive essays.
Through a classroom game and resource handouts, students learn about the techniques used in persuasive oral arguments.
Students learn how to "argue on paper" using a fictional case about a school dress code rule against band t-shirts.
Students write persuasive letters to their librarian requesting that specific texts be added to the school library. As they work, students plan their arguments and outline their reasons.
A powerpoint mini lesson from Great Source iWrite on Persuasive Writing. (Note: This file may automatically go to your downloads folder.)
Students learn how to get their voice out on the web when they research issues important to them and compose a persuasive podcast.
In this lesson, students explore relevant environmental issues and gather information to write a persuasive essay.
Writing a persuasive letter to your principal is a great way to get your opinions known.
This lesson encourages students to think critically and write persuasively by preparing, presenting, and evaluating mock campaign speeches.
This strategy guide focuses on persuasive writing and offers specific methods on how you can help your students use it to improve their critical writing and thinking skills.
After students read their persuasive letter aloud, classmates will answer these review questions.
This printable sheet guides students in mapping out their thesis, main reasons, examples, and conclusion for a persuasive writing assignment.
Use this rubric to assess the thesis, reasons, conclusion, organization, word choice, and conventions of students' persuasive letters.
Children learn how to make a convincing argument—an important skill in school and in life.
This worksheet helps students organize their ideas before writing a persuasive argument.
This worksheet prompts students to create a list of arguments for and arguments against their selected issue.
Students can use this worksheet to plan the structure of their paper.
Students can select from a list of ten persuasive writing prompts.
An video tutorial that introduces persuasive writing techniques.
This video covers the Six Traits: Ideas and Content, with Persuasive Writing. (Hosted on YouTube)
Use this tool to map out your argument for a persuasive essay or debate.
Use this worksheet to help you plan the structure of your paper.
Learn how to use transitional words and supporting examples. Knowing about these skills will help you with your persuasive essay.