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Ideas for Teaching Persuasive Writing Selections

Jennifer Fontenot

What is a Persuasive Writing?

Persuasive Writing is fun for students because they get to use their best arguments to convince their audience to change their minds while also informing them.  These types of writings are on a single issue and authors select a stand or position.  This type of writing includes a thesis or an opinion clearly stated, sound reasoning supported by strong evidence, recognition of counter arguments and strong conclusions. 

     Many types of writing can be found under the large umbrella of persuasive writing.  These include editorials, advertisements and commercials, pamphlets, petitions, political propaganda, and persuasive letters—to name only a few.

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Expressive Writing for Young Authors

Jennifer Fontenot

Lunch Time Stories for Young Authors

 

By Lori Demski &

Jennifer Fontenot

 

 

Are you looking for a way to motivate young authors to write creative personal narrative stories?  Do your students need interesting, captivating themes to write about?  All children young and old do indeed have a story to tell.  Everyone enjoys a great story.  Think about it!  What’s the first thing your students do when they walk into your classroom on Monday morning?  If you say, “My students want to tell me everything they did over the weekend,” then you know exactly what I’m talking about! Children want to tell you THEIR stories.  Capture your students’ interest and excitement by selecting a theme that every student can relate to and write about—Lunch Bag Stories.

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Comprehension Lesson for Predicting and Fluency Building by Deb Renner Smith

Debra Smith

Lesson Builds Predicting and Fluency through the use of Book Bits

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Thinking Theme Charts Improve Synthesis

Debra Smith

This lesson explains how to use Thinking Theme Charts to improve synthesis. 

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