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Persuasive Essay: Environmental Issues

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Persuasive Essay: Environmental Issues

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 45-minute sessions, plus independent work
Lesson Author

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Lexington, Kentucky


International Literacy Association


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November 24, 2013

This is really a fantastic lesson. Well done and thank you! I will put it to good use.


Marco Carlos

March 01, 2013

Thank you for this guide. I think this could help also some college students.


M tipton

January 29, 2013

The plan is very well thought out. I do like the Persausion map link. However, the link to the Persuasive Writing site is no longer good. Do you have an update?



May 10, 2012

This is going to help me understand the structure of a Persuasive Essay, which is required in 8th. The structure
helps my self contained students get a better grasp on this topice. I like your lesson plan.



May 02, 2012

This a great way to get my 9th grade group interested in their persuasive essay. Thank You for making such a great lesson plan out of it:)



April 09, 2011

Very timely! Just what I needed to pull some ideas together. Thank you for your hand work.




March 01, 2011

I liked the persuasion map link. I will definitley be using it again.


b greene

September 27, 2010

I am currently teaching 9th grade language arts and I will definitely try this instructional plan with them. Thank you.



August 05, 2010

A great resource enjoyed by pupils in the UK! I only wish that I could have the Peer conferencing handout and notes!



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