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Persuasive WebQuest!
Persuasive WebQuest! This quest challenges you to investigate persuasive writing and develop critical reading skills. What are propaganda techniques? How is the English language so powerful as to persuade you. Why would you need to develop this skill to persuade others? Everyone has been persuaded and has needed to persuade others. What techniques can you use to sway others and what can you use to not fall victim to someone's manipulation?  

The Power of Persuasive Writing
Persuasive WebQuest, information for teachers. The Power of Persuasive Writing is a three week communication skills and interdisciplinary middle school Internet project. This project has been designed for a sixth grade English class, but it can be adapted and used as a project in any upper elementary, middle school, or high school class. The flexibility of this project should allow teachers to focus on certain issues. This can shorten or lengthen the scope and sequence of the lesson(s).  

Persuasive Writing Information
This is a very basic one-page persuasive writing informational site. There is a link with Social Studies integration. There are three prompts also for elementary students.

Advertising Lesson Plan
Teachers, this is a lesson plan for writing an advertisement (persuasive genre). I find the world of advertising quite fascinating. Perhaps it has to be. After all, the advertisers want to catch your eye...and sell their products! Whether you are "born to shop" or the thrifty type, I guess you'll admit that most ads are interesting and nice to look at, with all those colorful and beautiful designs. And you can use them for improving your students' reading abilities and to broaden their vocabulary range, too! Tip: use a few TV commercials for listening comprehension purposes and added fun. Fabulous plan for intermediate grades!

Printable Graphic Organizer
Terrific printable writing organizer, the students are reporters and want to convince people to think the way they do. Pick an issue related to endangered species. Write a paper trying to convince others of your point of view. Include fact and opinion in your paper. Include a picture in the box provided. Great for intermediate grades!

Three Great Persuasive Prompts
3 great prompts! The persuasive topics in 1998 National Assessment of Educational Progress writing assessment asked students to write letters to friends, newspaper editors, or prospective employers, to refute arguments, or to take sides in a debate. Many of the persuasive topics asked students to write in response to information provided with the assessment, such as newspaper articles, charts, photographs, and reported dialogues. The writing assessment prompts presented students with a variety of tasks, such as writing a letter to the editor of a newspaper, etc.

Persuasive Writing Lesson Plan
Lesson plan! Students will write a persuasive paragraph and/or essay with a main idea, supporting points, arguments refuting their opponents and a strong conclusion. Students will formulate an opinion and learn to support it by participating in kinesthetic activities that require them to share thoughts with like-minded students and face off against opponents.

Persuasive Writing Organizer
Persuasive Writing Organizer, should students be allowed to participate in dangerous ventures on school outings? Why or why not? In order to persuade others to agree with your opinion, you need reasons to support your argument. Use the following Persuasive Writing organizer to help you think through your argument before you begin writing. Great for intermediate grades!

PowerPoint Presentation for Persuasive Writing
This is another Website with a PowerPoint presentation for teachers to show their students. It is short, sweet and to the point, which is great for all of our visual learners!

Persuasive Writing Prompts
Prompts for these categories: persuasive-descriptive, persuasive-classification, how to, classification, and description. This site is geared for high intermediate through high school.

Persuasive Writing Prompts
This is a list of prompts for a persuasive piece. Choose one of the following types of persuasive speeches and prepare a presentation for the class.

Writing Persuasively On-Line
By using this site you can write a persuasive paper online! You can choose the level of the writer and how much help you will be needing. This is great for all writers!

Persuasive Writing Prompt with Lesson Plan

Lesson plan. Students will write an editorial defending or challenging the protagonist's decision in a story. Anticipatory Set: Should Goldilocks have trespassed in the bears' home? Should Little Red Riding Hood have talked to the wolf in the forest?

Persuasive Writing Prompts
This a simple list of writing prompts. Great for middle school to high school age (with a little tweaking).  

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