Whining Effectively; or, How to Persuade Your Parents
By Abigail Jacobs and Taylor Jacobson, 826 Valencia and 826LA
This lesson teaches students to write proposals so convincing no parent can resist them.
3 Sessions, 2 Hours Each
2 Essay Example Handouts
What Your Students Will Learn
In this lesson students will learn how to provide examples and evidence to differentiate between persuasive writing and opinion writing to produce a good persuasive essay.
Common Core Alignments
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer's purpose.
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
What Your Students Will Produce
Students will produce a strong persuasive essay tailored to a specific audience and purpose.