Hamburger Model of Persuasive
(Reasons 1, 2, & 3)
or detail, for each
of the 3 reasons)
I believe that more people should become
vegetarians for many reasons. Most importantly,
eating meat hurts defenseless animals. They
are often raised and transported in
uncomfortable conditions and they are killed.
There are also healthy reasons not to eat meat.
Studies show the vegetarians are less likely to
have heart disease and cancer. A third reason
is that it takes more natural resources to raise
meat than other foods such as fruits and
vegetables. Not only do you have to raise the
cattle, you have to raise the food and feed the
cattle. For these reasons I hope people who eat
meat will rethink their eating habits and
consider becoming a vegetarian.
Jumbled Persuasive Paragraph
Cut out the sentences you were given,
arrange them in the proper order, and then
color them brown (bun/intro and
conclusion), red (meat/reasons), and green
Jumbled Paragraph Answer
I think that the use of calculators in middle school classrooms is
a good thing.
First, the use of a calculator allows students to do more
challenging problems that emphasize thinking rather than
By middle school, students should have already learned the
basics of computation and even if they didn’t, they should move
on to more important problem solving skills and let the
calculator do the number crunching for them.
Also, the calculator allows you to solve problems that don’t have
Big numbers, decimals, square roots, and long columns of
numbers can be handled more easily.
Thirdly, using a calculator is a skill that is important in adult life
and needs to be practiced.
Adults use calculators in their jobs and for household tasks such
as balancing their checkbooks.
As you can see, there are many good reasons for using
calculators in the middle school classroom.
Revise Your Paragraph
Underline the different parts of your paragraph in
brown, red and green.
Does the topic sentence state a clear opinion?
Do you have at least three reasons with strong
verbs and adjectives?
Do you have details for each reason?
Did you use persuasive phrases?
Are there any details that should be removed?
Read your paragraph aloud and listen for flow