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Unit Six (Persuasive Writing)

Unit Six (Persuasive Writing)

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Writing Workshop Curricular Calendar
Essential Question –
“What do I need to know and be able to do to write a well crafted essay?”
Adapted by J. K. and O. K., Whittier School, Long Beach Unified School District, 2/2003
From Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Writing Curricular Calendar 2002-3
Unit 6
(3-4 weeks)
The Persuasive Essay
(Testing as a Genre)
Mini lessons
(Based on assessments)
Mini lessons About the
Topic
 
Examples of touchstone text:
student written essays,
teacher essays, published
essays
 
Persuasive Writing Checklist
Writers of persuasive essays:
 
choose a position or opinion.
 
locate and gather facts,
statistics, and examples in
texts that defend the
position.
Mini lessons About the
Introduction
 
Examples of touchstone text:
student written essays,
teacher essays, published
essays
 
Persuasive Writing Checklist
Writers of persuasive essays:
 
state the position.
 
write a strong lead that
engages the writer
 
A story
 
An interesting fact
 
“What if” questions
 
appeal to reader’s interest.
Mini lessons About the
Evidence
 
Examples of touchstone text:
student written essays,
teacher essays, published
essays
 
Persuasive Writing Checklist
Writers of persuasive essays:
 
distinguish between fact andopinion.
 
use precise, relevant,
convincing evidence.
 
use logical order, organization
to convince.
 
put strongest evidence in the
beginning.

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