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The Power of Persuasion
Persuade people that they should agree with you! Write a persuasive paragraph. Imagine that you have a friend who wants to spend her Saturday hanging out at the mall. You want to convince her that going to the library would be more fun. You might say: "I know a lot of teens like to go to the mall. Still, I dou't think the mall is a good teen hangout. Mall stores use advertisements aimed at teens to make them spend money. And spending all of your free time at the mall might make your grades suffer." The quote above is m a d e up of four sentences; • The topic: "I know a iot of teens like to go to the nfiall." • What you think about the topic: "Still, I don't think the maii is a good teen hangout." • One reason you're right: "Mali stores use advertisements aimed at teens to make them spend money." • A second reason you're right: "And spending aii of your free time at the mail might make your grades suffer." I • What's the topic of the debate? Z a What do you think about the topic? 3B What is one reason you are right? 4B What is another reason?

Are teens [ wasting their weekends at the mall?

Now write a foursentence paragraph about your opinion of malis as teen hangouts. On a separate sheet of paper, write a complete sentence to answer each of the questions on the right. Check the debate for heip.

E-maii us your paragraph at actionmag@scholastic.com. Well write back!

SPELLING AND GRAMMAR CHECKUP
A subject is the thing or idea that a sentence is about. A verb is the word that says what that thing or idea is or does. Check the four sentences you wrote. Does each sentence have a subject and a verb? If so, check here: •