Persuasive Writing Planning

posted Jan 8, 2015, 3:21 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Jan 8, 2015, 3:27 PM ]
To plan our persuasive writing, I introduced a plan to help organise students' ideas.

It follows the format:
What opinion or belief do you have?
Why? (reason to support opinion)
Why?
Why?
What was that again? (restating your belief).

We used that answer sandwich to plan a persuasive piece of writing as a class. It begins with an introduction, followed by three strong reasons and details to explain those reasons and concludes with restating their belief or opinion. 

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