Persuasive Essay Drafting

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					Name ______________________

Date _________

Persuasive Essay Drafting
Introductory paragraph
1. Attention grabber: gets the reader’s attention (ask a key question to make the reader THINK) WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY? HOW? HOW MUCH? Question ____________________________________________ 2. Answer the question: a short, clear, direct statement The answer is _________________________________________ 3. Introductory information 4. Introductory information 5. Thesis Statement: tells the main idea of the whole essay by directly answering the writing prompt. Do NOT list three reasons. Copy key words from the writing prompt. Your thesis statement ___________________________________ ___________________________________________________

First Supporting Paragraph
1. Topic Sentence: main idea of first reason The first reason is ______________________________________ 2. Explaining sentence: translate meaning to help reader understand details In other words ________________________________________ 3. Example sentence: specific to “see” the meaning, real or made up For example _________________________________________ 4. Importance sentence: lesson to learn, interpret your picture The message is ________________________________________ 5. Opposing sentences: strong argument against your reason However, ______________________ because ________________ 6. Closing sentence: important thing to remember about your reason Remember that ________________________________________

Second Supporting Paragraph
1. Topic Sentence: main idea of second reason The second reason is ____________________________________ 2. Explaining sentence: what it means to you (to help reader understand details) To understand this _____________________________________ 3. Example sentence: specific to “see” the meaning, real or made up Imagine _____________________________________________ 4. Importance sentence: lesson to learn, interpret your picture The main point is ______________________________________ 5. Opposing sentences: strong argument against your reason On the other hand, _______________ because ________________ 6. Closing sentence: important thing to remember about your reason Never forget __________________________________________

Name ______________________

Date _________

Third Supporting Paragraph
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Topic Sentence: main idea of third reason The third reason is _________________________________________ Explaining sentence: what it means to you (to help understand details) The key thing to know is _____________________________________ Example sentence: specific to “see” the meaning, real or made up For instance, _____________________________________________ Importance sentence: lesson to learn, interpret your picture The important thing is ______________________________________ Opposing sentences: strong argument against your reason Some people say that, _________________ because ________________ Closing sentence: important thing to remember about your reason This will help bring success because _____________________________

Concluding paragraph
1. Restate thesis statement: repeat it in different words – change word order from the introduction My thesis statement__________________________________________ 2. Recommendation sentence: exactly what you want the reader to do It is absolutely necessary to_____________________________________ 3. Warning sentence: bad thing that could happen if they don’t do what you want If this is not done, then _______________________________________ 4. Warning sentence bad thing that could happen if they don’t do what you want _______________________________________ could also happen if __ 5. Closing sentence: Final thought for the whole essay The one most important thing to remember is _______________________ _______________________________________________________ Notes: ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________