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Writing Workshop: Persuasive Letter Writing


What a wonderful world persuasion is! In this FREE lesson, students will get familiar with Aristotle's three rhetorical appeals for persuasion- Logos, Ethos, and Pathos. With an informational activity sheet, along with a *Sell Me This Pen* worksheet, students will find current examples of an ancient concept in modern commercials, as well as state their own case by selling an item they carry with them every day!


This anchor chart activity is an example of critical literacy in the classroom. Here, students will learn how to critically analyze texts, more specifically, what the author is trying to say. This activity will help students understand that different texts portray different messages and as an audience we must be critical the meaning or purpose of these texts. These skills also apply to media literacy as media messages are always intended at a specific audience and may not always be accurate.


This is a great visual to teach opinion writing. I think I am going to use it with the prompt: What is the best way to eat an oreo cookie. Each student will then get an oreo as well.


This is a sheet that contains persuasive sentence starters. Cut the sentence starters our and give to children to use while writing their persuasive sentence, or paragraph, depending on the grade level. You could use these to show how persuasive writing differs from other types of writing, and the clues that we look for in writing to tell the type of text it is.