Persuasive Writing

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Persuasive Writing

Use these sentence starters to help you brainstorm topics for your writing.

Write an advertisement for your favorite toy or game.

Persuade your audience to agree that it is good to save money.

Persuade your audience to agree that it is good to recycle.

Persuade your audience to agree that everyone should wear a helmet while riding a bike,  scooter, or skateboard.

Write an advertisement for your favorite restaurant.

Should children have their own MP3 players?

Should gym class be mandatory?

Should children be allowed to make their own school lunches?

Should summer break be shortened and make other breaks more frequent throughout the school year?

Should children wear school uniforms?

Writing Traits for Persuasive Writing
Ideas Did I focus on one viewpoint?
Organization Did the introduction include a position statement? Does the conclusion restate the position statement? Did I use an idea web or another organizational tool?
Voice Did my voice sound confident, and am I persuasive?
Sentence Fluency Did the sentences have rhythm?
Word Choice Did I use emotional and logical appeals?
Conventions Did I check for mistakes in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization?
Presentation Did I include art, such as graphs or charts, to help support my position statement?