Once your students have drafted a persuasive letter, use this lesson to help them polish their writing. Students will use a checklist to ensure that all of the most important parts of their letter are included and the argument is solid.
Students will apply revision strategies to strengthen and polish their persuasive letter.
Select an example of a persuasive letter. Make some revisions to the letter so that it is of poor quality (you may be able to do this on the fly), i.e. no reasons to support the argument, poor grammar, tone is not compelling, etc.
Read the letter to the class and ask students to share their feedback. How would they feel if they were the recipient -- would they be compelled to act? Why or why not?