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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.


Grades 5–6




3 Sessions, 2 Hours Each

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Lesson Instructions

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

What Your Students Will Produce

Students will produce a strong persuasive essay tailored to a specific audience and purpose.

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