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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Persuasive Writing: What Can Writing in Family Message Journals Do for Students?
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 30-minute sessions|
Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan
After students write persuasive essays, use this lesson to challenge them to summarize their essays concisely by creating five-slide presentations.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  November 1
Parents, grandparents, and other family members are invited to the classroom for a family-school reading day.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 12
Students write expository and persuasive pieces with the help of the Persuasion Map and Essay Map interactives, and compare the essential features of the two modes of writing.
Grades K – 5 | Strategy Guide
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.
Grades K – 5 | Professional Library | Book
This book follows the development of emergent and beginning writers as they explore the power and joy of written communication.