Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Writing to Persuade

We have been hard at work on different writing projects. One of our projects has been writing persuasive essays. 

What does the word persuade mean?

How do we write to persuade?

First, we choose a topic we care about. It is much easier to persuade others when we are excited about the topic!

Next, we research to learn more about our topic. We need evidence to help us persuade.

After that, we organize all of our thoughts into paragraphs. We lay out our arguments in a way that's easy to read and understand. Keeping our writing organized makes it easier to persuade our reader.

Finally, we publish our writing. Take a look at these great essays below. I am guessing that at least one of them will persuade you to agree with them! 

Anthony wants to persuade you to see Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Tessa wants to persuade you to visit Hager Park.

Should Coding be a Special? Bradyn thinks so. Maybe you agree!

Ryan thinks you should give Minecraft a try if you haven't yet.

Claire decided to try to persuade people to quit smoking.

Kiersten's put her persuasive skills to use to see if she could get another dog.

Jocelyn thinks you should give wrestling a try.

Sara Jean wants you to watch the X-Men movies.

Andrew thinks that Pokemon Battles would make a great special.

Sophie also chose to try to persuade people not to smoke.

Some students were able to make posters about their topic. We made videos explaining why we chose the topic we did as well. If you are able to come to school you can check out the video next to the essay by using the QR Code.

These are just a sample of some of our persuasive powers. There will be more to come over the next few days. I think everyone did a great job organizing their writing and trying to convince readers to their point of view.

What do you think? Did you find any of these arguments persuasive? If you were to write a persuasive essay what would you write it about? Please share in the comment section below.

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