Persuasive Essay Structure Lesson Plans

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So You Want to Be the Easter Bunny?
So You Want to Be the Easter Bunny?
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So You Want to Be the Easter Bunny?
Have you ever wanted to be that magical rabbit who delivers chocolate eggs to children all over the world? In this fun Easter lesson plan, students will get to do just that, all while practicing their persuasive writing skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Knowing how to write an effective persuasive letter is a powerful tool. Students will learn how to advocate for their ideas by planning and drafting a well-supported persuasive letter on an issue of their choice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Opinion Essay Essentials
Opinion Essay Essentials
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Opinion Essay Essentials
Opinion essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Here’s What I Think!
Here’s What I Think!
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Here’s What I Think!
Second graders love field trips and sharing their opinions! This fun lesson combines both, as students must convince their teacher to take them on a field trip by practicing their opinion writing and using paragraph structure.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Revising Your Persuasive Letter
Revising Your Persuasive Letter
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Revising Your Persuasive Letter
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Stylish Opinion Topic Sentences
Stylish Opinion Topic Sentences
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Stylish Opinion Topic Sentences
Your class' prewriting skills will burst with style as they state opinion and supporting reason sentences with descriptive adjectives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Promoting Products
Promoting Products
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Promoting Products
This authentic writing experience incorporates advertisements. Students will write a persuasive essay that contrasts two products using pros and cons.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Supporting Opinions with Style
Supporting Opinions with Style
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Supporting Opinions with Style
Your students’ organization and prewriting skills will shine as they introduce their topic, state an opinion, and list three supporting reasons.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Linking the Logic
Linking the Logic
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Linking the Logic
Are your students’ persuasive essays seamless and connected? In this persuasive writing lesson, students will learn how to write for a specific audience, linking opinions with reasons. Transition words are the missing links!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What Is the Electoral College?
What Is the Electoral College?
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What Is the Electoral College?
In this civics lesson, your students will learn about the electoral college through first-hand experience! Then, they will write about the best way to vote using evidence to support their opinion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Persuasive Essay Structure Lesson Plans

Help children become effective communicators with this collection of lesson plans designed to teach students the structure of an opinion or persuasive essay. With differentiated resources to meet a variety of skill levels and age ranges, these lesson plans will help students learn to express their opinion, support the opinion with meaningful evidence, and use prewriting and organizational skills in their persuasive essay.