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Persuasive Essay Worksheets

Creating Persuasive Attention Catchers Activity: Students practice creating persuasive leads that immediately push the reader toward their side of the argument.
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Persuasive Introductory Paragraphs Worksheet: Students read five introductory paragraphs and determine what the body paragraphs of each essay will be about by identifying the preview points. This activity should give students a better understanding of the relation of introductory paragraphs to the body.
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Arguing Both Sides Worksheet: double-sided worksheet where students practice brainstorming arguments on both the pro and con sides of four different argument.
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Arguing Both Sides Worksheet 2: another double-sided worksheet where students practice thinking of three arguments for each side of eight different student friendly issues.
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Arguing Both Sides Worksheet 3: Yet another double-sided worksheet where students practice brainstorming arguments on both sides of controversial persuasive essay topics.
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Boxes and Bullets Persuasive Essay Outline: Students outline and the points and main points of a persuasive essay.  Includes a comment area for peer review.
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Persuasive Essay Examples: Students read two persuasive essay examples and identify problems with each.  Then, they answer a serious of questions to help them evaluate and improve each essay.
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Persuasive Essay Rubric: a rubric I’ve used to grade my students five paragraph persuasive essays.  Also includes a handout on the structural order of a cookie-cutter persuasive essay.
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Typed Persuasive Essay Rubric: Another rubric I’ve used to grade my students five paragraph persuasive essays.  This one is set up for a typed assignment and includes formatting fields designed to prepare students for MLA format.
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  1. LizP

     /  June 3, 2017

    These are fantastic resources! Thank you so much for sharing them. I only wish I had found them earlier in the school year!

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