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Persuasive Writing: What Can Writing in Family Message Journals Do for Students?

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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
Lesson Author

Julie Wollman, Ph.D.

Julie Wollman, Ph.D.

Worcester, Massachusetts

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Persuade Me in Five Slides! Creating Persuasive Digital Stories

After students write persuasive essays, use this lesson to challenge them to summarize their essays concisely by creating five-slide presentations.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 12

On this date in 1901, Andrew Carnegie gave $5.2 million to New York City libraries.

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 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 1

Celebrate National Family Literacy Day!

Parents, grandparents, and other family members are invited to the classroom for a family-school reading day.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Persuasive Writing

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.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Family Message Journals: Teaching Writing through Family Involvement

This book follows the development of emergent and beginning writers as they explore the power and joy of written communication.

 

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