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March 12, 2006
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Materials:
Write Source: pg. 236-237

Handout:
Guidelines For Writing a Persuasive Paper (pg. 1 of this document)

Warm Up:
Why must the writer be sure they are anticipating and addressing readers concerns and counter-arguments when writing a problem-solution persuasive paper?

Activity 1:
• Students will write the numbers 1 through 3 down the left side of their paper, leaving eight lines between each number.
• Write one topic sentence next to each number.
• List the facts and examples (refer to your Organized List) in each paragraph that support the topic sentence.
• Compare lists with your writing buddy.

Activity 2:
Students will write the 1st rough draft of their middle paragraphs. Students must remember the following guidelines when writing each of the middle paragraphs:
• 1st middle paragraph
o Topic sentence summarizes the problem
o Body convinces the reader with details that support the topic sentence
o Closing sentence states why the problem needs a solution
• 2nd middle paragraph
o Topic sentence
o Introduces a solution
o Closing/clincher sentence
• 3rd middle paragraph
o Topic sentence
o Offers details about the solution
o Closing/clincher sentence

Night Write:
Complete the 1st rough draft of the 3 middle paragraphs for a problem-solution persuasive paper keeping the following in mind:
• 1st middle paragraph
o Topic sentence summarizes the problem
o Body convinces the reader with details that support the topic sentence
o Closing sentence states why the problem needs a solution
• 2nd middle paragraph
o Topic sentence
o Introduces a solution
o Closing/clincher sentence
• 3rd middle paragraph
o Topic sentence
o Offers details about the solution
o Closing/clincher sentence

Homework:
Read for 30 minutes and record the following on their reading on your reading log:
Genre (fiction or nonfiction)
Date
Title
Reading level
Actual pages read (example 21-47)
Minutes read
One-sentence summary

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