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See the What & Why structure of persuasive texts

YOUNGER READERS: Explain how an author organized a persuasive text.

Explain in words and sentences what the author thinks
and the reasons he thinks it.

OLDER READERS: Explain or trace an author’s argument using the table analogy.

Model using persuasive texts.

Utilize opinion-based and biased texts on informational topics.

Several websites offer excellent informative text that reveals hot topics, current trends, and kid-friendly issues.

Evaluate author arguments

Analyze the author’s claim and evaluate the support provided.