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Copy of Persuasive Writing

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Lindsay Currie

on 15 March 2018

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What is persuasive writing or what does it mean to persuade?
What is the point or role of an introductory Paragraph?
-The introductory paragraph sets the tone and direction for the entire essay.

What are the 3 parts of a persuasive essay?
Concluding Paragraph
Body Paragraphs
-The purpose of a body paragraph is to develop and prove the thesis.
Persuasive Writing
The Steps to Writing a Successful Persuasive Essay
Persuade (v): Cause someone to do something through reasoning, emotions or argument.
The art of persuasion can be seen anywhere.....
Hook or Attention Getter:
1. Hooks the readers attention.

2. Must be more than one sentence.

3. Types: Quote, statistic, fact or definition (1st sentence)
4. Elaborate or comment on the 1st sentence; in other words explain the quote or put it into your own words.
Essential Background:
1. Gives a brief history or synopsis of the issue at hand.

2. Use the "fluff" in the prompt.

3. Should be no longer than 2 sentences.
Thesis Statement:
1. This is where you state your claim or the position you plan to prove.

2. The controlling or main idea of the essay.

3. Must be the last sentence of the introductory paragraph.
-2 Chunk Paragraph

1. Topic sentence with transition

2. Evidence/example

3. Explanation/commentary

4. Concluding sentence
Topic Sentence With Transition
1. This is a sentence that introduces your reader to the main idea discussed in that paragraph.

2. Your sentence must start with a transitional word or phrase
-first, to begin with, in
addition, furthermore

3. The main idea for your paragraph comes from your______________??
1. Detail, fact or example to back-up your main idea

2. Can also be a quote or paraphrase.
1. Ideas from your head (looking under the surface)

2. Expand and explain your evidence.
3. Here are some great ways to start your explanation:

- "This shows that....." "One can see..."
Concluding Sentence
1. Rephrase the topic sentence.
2. Use a transitional phrase, such as:

-"unquestionably", "to be sure", "as one can see"
Counter Argument
1. This type of argument opposes your thesis.

2. It expresses the view of a person who disagrees with your position.
Why Counter?
1. A counter argument shows that you have considered all aspects of the issue......It's a sign of respect

2. The counter argument should be in the 3rd body
1. In order to show your 'mad skills' of persuasion, you must refute the counter argument.

2. This means you must prove that the C.A. is incorrect.
Counter Argument Phrase
1. The counter argument and rebuttal would be considered a topic sentence:

One might argue that.........................however,
1. Restate thesis

2. Connect message to life/world/people

3. Ask for support
Connect Message
-Revisit Hook

-What is the theme?
Ask for Support
-Clearly this issue is the correct choice to make.
Think about it... when was the
first time you expressed an opinion? How did you go about it?
Good Afternoon!
Do you have all your stuff?
1. Please begin by silent reading
Learning Intentions/ Objectives:
To define persuasion
To recognize various techniques for persuading an audience.
To identify language that is specific/appropriate to persuasive texts
To differentiate between the supported and unsupported arguments.
Maybe you yelled, or cried, or whined, or pointed....
When you were a little older, and wanted something, how did you get it?
Begging, pleading, bargaining, negotiating, reasoning...
Where are we going with this?
Any means necessary to get people on your side!
On the top section of your sheet, the first font, write down what you think persuasion means, and what techniques a person might use to persuade someone.
Using fist to five signal how clear you are on the techniques used in persuasion and the importance
of supporting arguments.
Fist to Five
Individual Activity:
Language of Persuasion:
Read through the essay, " Should Marine Mammals be kept in Captivity?" a second time. Using a
, identify the words or phrases that you think are persuasive.
Working with a partner, using the Persuasive Language Reference Sheet, highlight anything you may have missed anything.
Turn to your partner and
share two things you learned
- Techniques
- Importance of support
- Persuasive language
Exit Card:
On the card provided, answer the following:
1. Define persuade?
2. What are 2 techniques that could be used in persuasive writing?
3. What is 1 thing have I learned?
4. What is still unclear?
Next class:
Review of Techniques, support and language.
How to write a persuasive essay.
Revision and expansion of initial planning sheet.

There are 3 parts to the Introductory Paragraph
Refer to
The Outsiders
planning sheet
Introductory Paragraph Reminders:
1.The hook (2-3 sentences)
2. Setting the tone - you points:
Reason 1 (1+ sentence)
Reason 2 (1+ sentence)
Reason 3 (1+ sentence)
3. Thesis Sentence -
this is where you clearly take a stand!
Approx. 7
1. Silent reading
2. Editing Self/Peer
3. Final draft
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