5th Grade Writing Strategies Class--Persuasive Writing


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I teach a weekly online class to virtual students in my school, focusing on 5th grade Writing Strategies. This PowerPoint is one of the lessons that I designed for the class. It is aligned to CA standards for fifth grade, and also aligned to the K12 curriculum so that students can get guided instruction on one of their lessons and be able to mark it off at the end.

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  • Set the timer for 60 seconds and let them have at it! There are 10 words in all: proofread, draft, dictionary, report, edit, write, essay, revise, conclusion, and thesaurus.
  • If you feel brave enough, let students raise their hand and use the mic to explain why they like that season.
  • Application share the graphic organizer. Comp 5.3.6 (writing to a persuasive prompt) uses the following prompt: “Some people think that television is bad for children. Should children be allowed to watch television? Write an essay in which you make an argument for either side of this question.” Discuss organizer, or go a step further and fill it out with student input and then do a quick save and file transfer it to them; they can use it to write their own essay later.
  • Students can raise hands to ask questions.
  • Students can raise hands to answer questions.
  • Use polling features to answer. #1) Answer: C
  • 2, Answer: b 3, answer: a
  • 4: d 5. a (hopefully)
  • Use polling features.
  • 5th Grade Writing Strategies Class--Persuasive Writing

    1. 1. Persuasive Writing! Welcome to Writing Strategies! Presented by Cynthia Tkalec, Katie Zachariou, and Misty Keith Please sign in with your first name, last initial_teacher’s name Ex.: Cynthia T_Zachariou
    2. 2. Think Quick! 60 seconds to find as many “writing” words as possible y m d s p s i n t f a r d r g o a r u v o l g k h a a r e t i r w i m t i d e n g d k l u g s r p z t r o l a e h a t u b y t s f i s p s z s q l o a d p o t r m i k e d c h s a d o c z d v b h x n l s r m r i d j e h t r o p e r k p d l g r p m d c h a t s d
    3. 3. Class Rules <ul><li>Pay attention and actively participate </li></ul><ul><li>Save questions for Question Time </li></ul><ul><li>Do not raise your hand unless told to do so </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful and polite to all participants </li></ul>
    4. 4. Icebreaker Let’s Get to Know More about Each Other! <ul><li>What is your favorite season? Why? </li></ul>A. B. C. D.
    5. 5. Objectives What will we learn today? <ul><li>to state the writer’s opinion </li></ul><ul><li>to give reasons why the reader should agree </li></ul><ul><li>to convince the reader to take action </li></ul>
    6. 6. CA Standards All CA students are expected to know: <ul><li>W.5.1.2 - Create multiple-paragraph expository compositions : a. establish a topic, important ideas, or events in sequence or chronological order b. provide details and transitional expressions that link one paragraph to another in a clear line of thought c. offer a concluding paragraph that summarizes important ideas and details </li></ul><ul><li>W.5.1.6 - Edit and revise manuscripts to improve the meaning and focus of writing by adding, deleting, consolidating, clarifying, and rearranging words and sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>W.5.2.4 - Write persuasive letters or compositions : a. state a clear position in support of a proposal b. support a position with relevant evidence c. follow a simple organizational pattern d. address reader concerns </li></ul>
    7. 7. Persuasive Writing What is it? <ul><li>A persuasive essay is one which tries to convince a reader to believe what the writer believes about a certain topic. It tells the writer’s opinion and why the reader should agree. </li></ul>Type into the chat box about something that you tried to persuade somebody to do!
    8. 8. Writing Structure What is included in a Persuasive Essay? <ul><li>A Persuasive Essay will have the following: </li></ul><ul><li>An introduction —grab the reader’s attention and briefly tell what the essay is about </li></ul><ul><li>A body —develop three or more main points, each in a separate paragraph, with supporting details and a closing sentence. Also, try to anticipate the opposing argument, and refute it. </li></ul><ul><li>A conclusion —wrap up the topic and bring the essay to a satisfying close </li></ul>
    9. 9. Where do I Start? <ul><li>If writing to a prompt, read it carefully to decide if it is a persuasive prompt. Look for words such as convince , argument , opinion , or persuade . </li></ul><ul><li>If writing out of personal conviction, choose a topic that is close to your heart and that you feel passionate about. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Plan the Essay <ul><li>Organize your thoughts in a graphic organizer . Use the graphic organizer to make sure you have at least three solid arguments in favor of your position, and that each one is supported with evidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s look at a graphic organizer now! </li></ul>
    11. 11. Question Time!
    12. 12. Outline and Draft <ul><li>Use your graphic organizer to create an outline . The outline should include: </li></ul><ul><li>An introduction —give your thesis statement </li></ul><ul><li>Ex.: Children should be able to watch TV </li></ul><ul><li>Three paragraphs in the body —support your thesis </li></ul><ul><li>Ex.: 1) Children can see important people and their contributions first hand; 2) they can “visit” faraway places; 3) they can be exposed to things they wouldn’t otherwise learn. </li></ul><ul><li>A conclusion —tie it all together, give instructions if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Ex.: Parents should allow monitored TV watching for their kids. </li></ul>Next, use your outline to draft your essay!
    13. 13. Revise! <ul><li>Look at how you organized your essay, and at each paragraph. Does each paragraph have a topic sentence? Do all the sentences in the paragraph relate to the topic sentence? Does each paragraph in the body support your opinion in the introduction? Does the conclusion tie it all together and instruct the reader on what they should do now? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Finally, Proofread and Publish! <ul><li>Use the grading rubric to score your own essay. Then give it to your learning coach or teacher for a second opinion. </li></ul>Check your essay for spelling mistakes, missing capitals , or grammar errors. Make it perfect!
    15. 15. Question Time!
    16. 16. Quiz Time! Let’s See What you Learned! <ul><li>The purpose of a persuasive essay is to: </li></ul><ul><li>a. To inform and explain </li></ul><ul><li>b. To tell a story </li></ul><ul><li>c. To convince the reader of something </li></ul><ul><li>d. To summarize what you just read </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>How many paragraphs are generally in the body of the essay? </li></ul><ul><li>a. 5 </li></ul><ul><li>b. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>c. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>d. 4 </li></ul><ul><li>The introductory paragraph will state your thesis, or your position on the argument. </li></ul><ul><li>a. True </li></ul><ul><li>b. False </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>A persuasive essay or letter can be directed toward the following people: </li></ul><ul><li>a. The teacher </li></ul><ul><li>b. Your parents </li></ul><ul><li>c. Politicians </li></ul><ul><li>d. All of the above </li></ul><ul><li>You paid attention through this lesson and are ready to write your essay! </li></ul><ul><li>a. True </li></ul><ul><li>b. False </li></ul>
    19. 19. All Done!
    20. 20. Let’s Celebrate! Pick one: A B C D
    21. 21. Here’s a Cheer for You! An Alligator “Alright”! A Hippo High-Five! An Owl Hoot! A Cool Cat! A. B. C. D.
    22. 22. Homework <ul><li>By now you should have completed the following lessons on Study Island : 5 th Grade Writing Strategies, A and C. Your teacher has been notified of this assignment and is looking for some blue ribbons! </li></ul><ul><li>If you are working on Language Arts 5, go to your OLS and complete the following Composition lesson: unit 3, lesson 6. Your teacher will be notified of this assignment as well. </li></ul>See you back next week to talk about Response to Literature !