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Persuasive writing

  1. 1. Persuasive Writing To: Persuade, Argue, Convince, Reason, and Defend
  2. 2. Selecting a Topic <ul><li>Think of a debate you recently had with another person (friends or family). What was your position? What was the other persons’ position? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Selecting a Topic <ul><li>Think of a debate you recently had with another person (friends or family). What was your position? What was the other persons’ position? </li></ul><ul><li>Make a sort list of recent debates. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Selecting a Topic cont. <ul><li>Think a debate you recently had with another person (friends or family). What was your position? What was the other persons’ position? </li></ul>Tests show learning. Tests aren’t fair. It’s better than getting out too late. School starts too early. Sports make students too competitive. Sports are good for students. Then do more chores. I need more allowance. It’s cheaper than fast food. School lunch is too expensive. The other person said. . . I said. . .
  5. 5. Selecting a Topic cont. <ul><li>Pick at debate that you would like to think/write more about. </li></ul>Tests show learning. Tests aren’t fair. It’s better than getting out too late. School starts too early. Sports make students too competitive. Sports are good for students. Then do more chores. I need more allowance. It’s cheaper than fast food. School lunch is too expensive. The other person said. . . I said. . .
  6. 6. Gathering Reasons <ul><li>The best way to come up with reasons is by stating your position and then asking “why?” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gathering Reasons <ul><li>The best way to come up with reasons is by stating your position and then asking “why?” </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: Why are sports good for students? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gathering Reasons <ul><li>The best way to come up with reasons is by stating your position and then asking “why?” </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: Why are sports good for students? </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of reasons for your debate </li></ul>
  9. 9. Gathering Reasons <ul><li>The best way to come up with reasons is by stating your position and then asking “why?” </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: Why are sports good for students? </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of reasons for your debate </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of people enjoy them. </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in sports improves flexibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports activities help build strong bones and muscles. </li></ul><ul><li>Athletes are more popular than other kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports teach kids to keep trying and never give up. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids who play sports often do well in school. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Gathering Reasons <ul><li>Revise your list and remove the reasons that are not specific enough and that are not persuasive. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of people enjoy them. </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in sports improves flexibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports activities help build strong bones and muscles. </li></ul><ul><li>Athletes are more popular than other kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports teach kids to keep trying and never give up. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids who play sports often do well in school. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Next Step <ul><li>Understanding what makes a persuasive paragraph persuasive </li></ul><ul><li>The Attributes </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>A. Topic Sentence </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>A. Topic Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>a. the stating of your position on any given issue </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>A. Topic Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>a. the stating of your position on any given issue </li></ul><ul><li>b. the reader has no doubt where you stand </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>A. Topic Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>a. the stating of your position on any given issue </li></ul><ul><li>b. the reader has no doubt where you stand </li></ul><ul><li>c. e.g.: “Sports tone up students’ bodies and also their minds.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>B. Body </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>B. Body </li></ul><ul><li>a. supports the position </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>B. Body </li></ul><ul><li>a. supports the position </li></ul><ul><li>b. gives the reasons why you take the stance that you do </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>C. Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>a. used for moving one reason to the next </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>C. Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>a. used for moving one reason to the next </li></ul><ul><li>b. need to be creative so the paragraph doesn’t flow as, “First………….Second………Third……Lastly.” </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>C. Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>a. used for moving one reason to the next </li></ul><ul><li>b. need to be creative so the paragraph doesn’t flow as, “First………….Second………Third……Lastly.” </li></ul><ul><li>c. Examples: “_______ also _____”; “In addition, _____”; “Because ____”; “ For example _____”; “Not only, but _____” </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>D. Closing Sentence </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Attributes of Persuasion <ul><li>D. Closing Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>a. Restates the Topic Sentence </li></ul>
  24. 25. Identify the attributes of this persuasive paragraph.
  25. 26. Your Turn

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