Persuasive Writing Activity Battle Bars!
Introduction <ul><li>You have just received a certain brand of candy bar. For this assignment, you will argue that your br...
Reasoning <ul><li>Individually or with a partner who has the same brand, brainstorm a list of 10 reasons why your candy ba...
What We Came Up With <ul><li>Record what we came up with on the board here (5 minutes): </li></ul>Brand #1 Brand #2
Top Reasons and Thesis <ul><li>Circle the top three reasons we chose as a class for each candy bar in your chart above. </...
Creating a Body <ul><li>Next, write a 3-sentence paragraph that explains ONE reason from your thesis statement. Set up you...
The Opposition <ul><li>Think about the opposition. What three reasons from above does the other brand use to claim that th...
Quick Poll
Congratulations! <ul><li>You are now an expert on Persuasive Writing! </li></ul><ul><li>Now, use your knowledge of Persuas...
Is Beowulf a hero? <ul><li>Share some of the examples you came up with in your group here on the board: </li></ul>“ For”  ...
Is Beowulf a hero? <ul><li>Share some possible thesis statements that you could use for our upcoming essay, using the reas...
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  1. 1. Persuasive Writing Activity Battle Bars!
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>You have just received a certain brand of candy bar. For this assignment, you will argue that your brand of candy bar is the very best and provides the greatest value. We will complete this assignment together in several stages, so make sure you keep up and follow directions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reasoning <ul><li>Individually or with a partner who has the same brand, brainstorm a list of 10 reasons why your candy bar is the best. We will write these on the board as a class, so make sure you have some good ideas! (5 minutes) </li></ul>
  4. 4. What We Came Up With <ul><li>Record what we came up with on the board here (5 minutes): </li></ul>Brand #1 Brand #2
  5. 5. Top Reasons and Thesis <ul><li>Circle the top three reasons we chose as a class for each candy bar in your chart above. </li></ul><ul><li>Now, write a thesis statement that expresses why your brand is the best using the three reasons from above (5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Share your thesis statements by writing them here on the board: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Creating a Body <ul><li>Next, write a 3-sentence paragraph that explains ONE reason from your thesis statement. Set up your paragraph in the following way: (15 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Topic sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Detail or example </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation of what detail/example means or shows </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Opposition <ul><li>Think about the opposition. What three reasons from above does the other brand use to claim that they are the best? Write a one paragraph (3-sentence) concession that explains the opposition’s viewpoint and argues why they are wrong. (10 minutes) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quick Poll
  9. 9. Congratulations! <ul><li>You are now an expert on Persuasive Writing! </li></ul><ul><li>Now, use your knowledge of Persuasive Essay writing to begin brainstorming for your Beowulf Essay. Fill out the table to come up with reasons for your thesis statement and your concession (opposition) paragraph. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Is Beowulf a hero? <ul><li>Share some of the examples you came up with in your group here on the board: </li></ul>“ For” Reasons “ Against” Reasons
  11. 11. Is Beowulf a hero? <ul><li>Share some possible thesis statements that you could use for our upcoming essay, using the reasons we came up with in our group and class discussions: </li></ul><ul><li>Now, using what you learned from this activity and the Persuasive Essay guide to start working on your outline for your essay tomorrow. </li></ul>

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