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Persuasive Writing Unit of Study This free persuasive writing unit of study is designed to fit into your primary classroom writing workshop.
This persuasive writing unit of study is created to be a free resource for teachers. We have redone the printables and provided them in one easy download.
Persuasive writing can be an important part of the primary writing curriculum as students learn to use their opinions and knowledge to influence others. This unit on teaching children to write persuasive and opinion pieces was designed with second grade in mind.
However, you will find many mini-lessons that can be used for other grade levels. A writing workshop typically begins with a 10 to 15 minutes mini-lesson. You will find that many of the ideas for lessons below could run beyond the 15 minutes.
Because of this, you might choose to spread some of the lessons over multiple days. Also keep in mind that you will want to reinforce some of your mini-lessons with reviews or follow-ups and that the different types writing being done by students will often times require more than one day to complete.
The timeline for these lessons will also depend upon whether or not you wish your students to revise and edit one or all of the persuasive pieces you will teach.
Immersion The first two days of this unit are designed to expose children to different types of persuasive writing. It is important to have a good stack of mentor texts so children can explore the unique features of this type of writing.
This stack is different than other mentor stacks you might have created for other units because not all of your texts will be books.
In this case give small groups of two or three students two mentor texts. You may also choose to use our Group Noticings graphic organizer.
After students have time to explore, gather them together and share their observations. We have provided a blank chart so that you can create your own with your students. However, we thought it would be helpful for you to see one that has already been filled in to give you some ideas.
Display one or both of them in your classroom for the duration of the unit. Talk about how the main character in the story is trying to persuade another character in some way. Use the Persuasive Text Story Map to show what is happening in the book.
After completing the story map, discuss the Persuasive Writing Anchor Chart and display it in your classroom near your noticings chart s. Choosing Persuasive Language Younger students often need help choosing the correct persuasive language.
A lesson where you create an anchor chart with powerful word choices for this type of writing can be helpful. Your students might also think of new words to add to it.
Supporting Our Opinions Students may not know how to effectively support their opinions without practice so you may want to give them a chance to practice this skill.
Big Book Edition Pigeon Series. It is a simple text with clear supporting details. Read the book aloud and then complete the Persuasive Text Story Map same as from lesson 2 as a class, in small groups or individually.
Next, give the students a chance to create their own supporting details for a persuasive piece. Together, choose a topic of high interest.
Writing a Persuasive Paragraph Model how to write a persuasive paragraph using the Persuasive Planner the class created in lesson 4. If needed to help students understand that they need to begin their persuasive pieces with opinions, show and discuss the Opinion Sentence Starters anchor chart and use it to help you begin your writing in front of the class.
Next, show the students the list of 16 persuasive writing topics provided and have each choose their own topic from the list of ideas or think of a new one. Pass out Persuasive Writing Planners to everyone and have students begin by writing their opinion topic at the top, and thinking of three supporting details to add below.Mar 19, · Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff.
March 24, at PM twilliams said Hi! Just found your blog! We are teaching persuasive writing when we get back from intersession. As a first year teacher, I always love new ideas to help teach my little ones!
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