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Persuasive Writing

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Mary Ellen McCluggage

on 12 November 2015

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Transcript of Persuasive Writing

Persuasive writing is
BRAVE!
Convincing someone to do something
Convincing someone
not
to do something
Making someone believe in something
Changing someone's mind
Persuasive Writing is...

How do authors do it?
Lists
Pro/con list

Planning your paragraph:
O state opinion clearly

R give reasons

E back up reasons with evidence

O restate opinion in your conclusion

OREO-double stuff it
Your writing can make a difference!
Don't be a chicken!
Stand for something!
My intro grabs the reader
I've got it!

Loaded Words
People:
healthy, great for teeth, maintains glossy coat, no fillers

Dogs:
greasy, fattening, you won't want to share it, tastes like bacon, will make cats barf
Know your audience
Persuasive Writing
At only 11, Malala began writing about her family's fight for girls' education in her community of Pakistan. In 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she was returning home from school on a bus. She miraculously survived and continues her campaign for education.
What is evidence?
Evidence!!!
Evidence is information you use,
to prove that what you're saying
is right!
I state my reasons clearly
I use evidence to support my reasons
I am not one-sided. I skillfully acknowledge opposing viewpoints through counter-evidence and counter arguments.
My conclusion sums up my argument.
educational
challenging
dangerous
new
natural
amazing
thrilling
simple
should
consider
delightful
nutritious
memorable
satisfying
terrifying
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