Writing An argumentative essay Outline
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students use the elements of persuasion for a specific audience to demonstrate their understanding of Richard Wrights accessible and engaging coming-of-age novel, Rite of Passage.
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 Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.
The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.
Grades 1 – 6 | Calendar Activity |  October 13
Students select characters that they believe are the most memorable from Cleary's books and write short persuasive essays to explain their choices.
Grades 6 – 12 | Printout | Assessment Tool
Use this rubric to assess the effectiveness of a students essay, speech, poster, or any type of assignment that incorporates persuasion.
Grades 3 – 12 | Printout | Graphic Organizer
Use this graphic organizer to develop a persuasive stance for an essay, speech, poster, or any type of assignment that incorporates persuasion.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
This Strategy Guide describes the processes involved in composing and producing audio files that are published online as podcasts.
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.
This strategy guide explains the writing process and offers practical methods for applying it in your classroom to help students become proficient writers.
This strategy guide describes the techniques used in effective persuasive writing and shares activities you can use to help students understand and use persuasion in their writing and critical thinking.