Empowering Writers

Toolbox: Persuasive


Stories with Opinion / Persuasive Elements for Elementary Grades

If there’s one thing kids are good at, it’s persuasion. They have strong opinions about all kinds of things, they know what they want, and they’re good at figuring out a way to get it! The titles we’ve included on this handy downloadable list include stories in which the main character is trying desperately to […]

Persuasive Student Writing Sample

Here is a 7th grade sample of a well-written argumentative essay. Note the strong organizational structure, with an effective introduction that states the issue to be considered. Each body paragraph begins with a clearly stated main reason supported by numerous specific examples to support the argument. The use of quotes, statistics, and anecdotes make for […]

June 2010 Lesson of the Month

Persuade someone to make one summer dream plan come true! For sure, persuasive writing is a sophisticated genre – but – just ask parents – even the youngest students can present their arguments in a compelling (although not always the most convincing) way! This lesson will suggest age-appropriate ways to write a persuasive letter! Here’s […]