writing essentials: genre-based writing instruction
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PERSUADE & ARGUE
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Elementary Course Assignments
Middle School Course Assignments
High School Course Assignments
Target essential skills
Plan persuasive-writing experiences.
Tie the three major writing standards to author purposes.
Focus on the “trump” traits.
Purchase additional informative-writing resources.
Identify debatable topics
Clarify the differences between genres.
Introduce the scales to visually depict the differences among persuasive genres.
Reveal mentor text that expresses an opinion.
Identify characters’ perspectives in literature.
Identify authors’ perspectives in informational text.
Write about topics.
Traditional persuasive writing tasks are based on personal preference and background knowledge.
Write about texts.
Apply the what-and-why formula to constructed responses.
State the position
Determine the strongest side.
Introduce a 4-step process.
List details and facts for both sides.
Introduce the topic and position.
Reveal common ingredients to an introduction.