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Unit Six (Persuasive Writing)

Unit Six (Persuasive Writing)

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Writing Workshop Curricular Calendar

Essential Question – “What do I need to know and be able to do to write a well crafted essay?”

Unit 6 (3-4 weeks) The Persuasive Essay (Testing as a Genre)
• Examples of touchstone text: student written essays, teacher essays, published essays Persuasive Writing Checklist

Mini lessons
(Based on assessments)

Writers of persuasive essays: • • choose a position or opinion. locate and gather facts, statistics, and examples in texts that defend the position.

Mini lessons About the Topic

Mini lessons About the Introduction

Examples of touchstone text: student written essays, teacher essays, published essays Persuasive Writing Checklist

Writers of persuasive essays: • • state the position. write a strong lead that engages the writer • A story • An interesting fact • “What if” questions appeal to reader’s interest.

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Mini lessons About the Evidence

Examples of touchstone text: student written essays, teacher essays, published essays Persuasive Writing Checklist

Writers of persuasive essays: • • • • distinguish between fact and opinion. use precise, relevant, convincing evidence. use logical order, organization to convince. put strongest evidence in the beginning.

Adapted by J. K. and O. K., Whittier School, Long Beach Unified School District, 2/2003 From Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Writing Curricular Calendar 2002-3

Writing Workshop Curricular Calendar
Essential Question – “What do I need to know and be able to do to write a well crafted essay?”
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use transition words. support position with examples, statistics, and evidence. consider the audience—what facts would convince them? address reader concerns. choose words and phrases that are convincing.

Mini lessons About the Conclusion

Examples of touchstone text: student written essays, teacher essays, published essays Persuasive Writing Checklist

Writers of persuasive essays: • summarize the position or argument. • use convincing vocabulary to persuade the audience.

Adapted by J. K. and O. K., Whittier School, Long Beach Unified School District, 2/2003 From Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Writing Curricular Calendar 2002-3

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