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Persuasive Paper

Details

Space: 
inside
Subject: 
English
Grades: 
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Key Terms: 
hook
transition
thesis statement
facts
research
introduction sentence
Materials: 
computer

Lesson Overview

Teacher Overview:

 

Hook / Introduction Sentence. The purpose is to grab the reader’s attention and make them want to read more.

 

The last sentence of the 1st paragraph is usually your Thesis statement. Your Thesis statement tells the reader what you are trying to persuade them to believe. (What your paper is about) Why did you choose to only discuss the solutions that you AGREE with and not also discuss solutions that you DON’T AGREE with. 

 

Facts / Research - Quote vs. Paraphrase. Quote is when you use quotation marks and the exact words from your research. Paraphrase is when you still give reference to the source, but use your own words. (Highlight 1 quote and 1 paraphrase in the paper and explain how you know which one is a quote and which one is a paraphrase. 

 

Transition Words/Phrases. Help with the flow of the paper from one idea to the next and guides the reader through a logical progression of your facts and opinions. Always place a comma after transitions.  Why did you choose the transitional phrases that you did? Why don’t you want a transition at the beginning of every sentence? 

 

Why did you choose this topic to research and persuade people that it is important?

Student Summary: 

Learn about Hook / Introduction Sentence. The purpose is to grab the reader’s attention and make them want to read more. Learn about the Thesis statement. The last sentence of the 1st paragraph is usually your Thesis statement. Your Thesis statement tells the reader what you are trying to persuade them to believe. (What your paper is about) Learn about the Facts / Research - Quote vs. Paraphrase. Quote is when you use quotation marks and the exact words from your research. Paraphrase is when you still give reference to the source, but use your own words. (Highlight 1 quote and 1 paraphrase in the paper and explain how you know which one is a quote and which one is a paraphrase. Learn about Transition Words/Phrases. Help with the flow of the paper from one idea to the next and guides the reader through a logical progression of your facts and opinions. Always place a comma after transitions.

Lesson Phases

Hook

Why did you choose to use onomatopoeia in your Intro sentence? 
Description: 
The purpose is to grab the reader’s attention and make them want to read more.

Thesis

What your paper is about
Why did you choose to only discuss the solutions that you AGREE with and not also discuss solutions that you DON’T AGREE with.
Description: 
The last sentence of the 1st paragraph is usually your Thesis statement. Your Thesis statement tells the reader what you are trying to persuade them to believe.

Facts / Research

Highlight 1 quote and 1 paraphrase in the paper and explain how you know which one is a quote and which one is a paraphrase.
Description: 
Quote vs. Paraphrase. Quote is when you use quotation marks and the exact words from your research. Paraphrase is when you still give reference to the source, but use your own words.

Transition Words/Phrases

Why did you choose the transitional phrases that you did?
Why don’t you want a transition at the beginning of every sentence?
Description: 
Help with the flow of the paper from one idea to the next and guides the reader through a logical progression of your facts and opinions. Always place a comma after transitions.

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