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									  The Persuasive Essay




By Loree Begin based on a model lesson by Deana Hippie
               Objective
• Today we will write a persuasive essay.
          Terms for Review
• What is a Persuasive Essay?

• An essay that presents a point of view and
  a counter point of view with the intent to
  persuade or convince.
 Terms for Review Just the Facts
  for Persuasive Compositions
Definitions
• Issue
  a topic on which people hold different,
  and often strong, opinions
  Just the Facts for Persuasive
          Compositions
• Topic Sentence/ Thesis Statement:
  - a sentence that states the topic of a
  composition and the writer’s opinion about
  the topic.
IVF: identify the topic/ choose a verb/ finish
  the thought
  Just the Facts for Persuasive
          Compositions
• Argument:
- the writer’s presentation of reasons and
   evidence to prove the validity of the thesis
  Just the Facts for Persuasive
          Compositions
• Counterargument:
- the writer’s acknowledgement that other
  people may not share the same opinion
  Just the Facts for Persuasive
          Compositions
• Transitions:
- words or phrases that show how
  sentences or ideas connect to each other
  Just the Facts for Persuasive
          Compositions
• Public voice:
- a more formal use of the language than
  everyday speech, the language of
  business and news reporting; the opposite
  is private voice, the language between
  friends, often involving slang and
  incomplete sentences
            Organization
• The persuasive composition has a specific
  organizational pattern:
• Thesis –
• Argument –
• Counterargument –
• Rebuttal –
• Conclusion
              The Prompt
• What is the best sport for children to play?
  In this writing test you will write a
  persuasive essay to convince the reader
  of your position. Give convincing reasons
  that support your positions and address
  the concerns of those who would argue
  against your position.
                                  Outline
         Thesis = Soccer is the ideal sport for
    children
argument                               --every position has a job
           teaches teamwork
                                       --everyone must work together to win


 counter
           too intimidating for some   --physically smaller
                                       --not as athletic


rebuttal learning teamwork necessary
                                       --work together well
                                       home
                                       school
                    Conclusion
      Paragraph One:Thesis
• Hook + History+ Thesis Statement

Hook- Parents often wonder what is the best
  sport for children to play.
History/Background- Sports are an important
  part of growing up.

Thesis-Although there are many sports, I
 believe soccer is an ideal sport for children
    Transitions for argument:

One reason
First,
      Expand Your Argument
One reason is that soccer teaches
 teamwork. Each position has a specific
 job. Forwards have the responsibility of
 scoring goals. The fullbacks’ job is
 defense, and the halfbacks assist both
 forwards and fullbacks. Defense of the
 goal is the duty of the goalie. In order to
 win all must do their jobs well and rely on
 each other for help.
Transitions for counterargument:


•   I will admit
•   Certainly,
•   Of course,
•   I will concede
•   Admittedly,
•   Obviously,
        Expand Your Counter
• Certainly, team sports can intimidate children.
  Some children may be physically smaller than
  others. Age group teams are meant to solve this
  problem, but it is not unusual to see large
  differences of height and weight in children of
  the same age. Others may not be as athletic as
  other team members. Children are particularly
  sensitive about how they compare to their peers.
  When they cannot run as fast as other team
  members or are not as agile, they fear ridicule
      Transitions for rebuttal:
•       However,
•   On the other hand,
•   Nevertheless,
•   Conversely,
•   Yet,
•   Still,
         Expand Your Rebuttal
However, learning to work as part of a team is essential to
  success in many other areas. Children have to learn to
  cooperate both at school and home. In school students
  are expected to work together without conflict. Many
  teachers use cooperative groups to teach. At home
  children are expected to be part of the family team and
  help with chores that need to be done. When they are
  older, these children may have a job that requires
  teamwork. Only rarely does a person work in job that
  does not require working with others. Office workers
  have to work together to accomplish the tasks given to
  them. Construction workers have to be part of a team
  effort to finish buildings on time and on budget.
  Edit and Publish Your Final Draft
• Level Three
•    __     capital
•    p.     punctuation
•    sp     spelling
•    /      lowercase letter   awk.   awkward
•    frag. sentence            w.c.   word choice
                                      not parallel
                    fragment
                               agr.   subject/verb
•    RO     run-on sentence           agreement
•    n.c. not clear            t.     verb tense

•           This is wrong
•    ^      word left out
                                   Soccer: An Ideal Sport for Children
         Sports are an important part of growing up. Parents often wonder what is the best sport
for children to play. Although there are many sports, I believe soccer is an ideal sport for children.
         One reason is that soccer teaches teamwork. Each position has a specific job. Forwards
have the responsibility of scoring goals. The fullbacks’ job is defense, and the halfbacks assist
both forwards and fullbacks. Defense of the goal is the duty of the goalie. In order to win all must
do their jobs well and rely on each other for help.
        Certainly, team sports can intimidate children. Some children may be physically smaller
than others. Age group teams are meant to solve this problem, but it is not unusual to see large
differences of height and weight in children of the same age. Others may not be as athletic as
other team members. Children are particularly sensitive about how they compare to their peers.
When they cannot run as fast as other team members or are not as agile, they fear ridicule.
         However, learning to work as part of a team is essential to success in many other areas.
Children have to learn to cooperate both at school and home. In school students are expected to
work together without conflict. Many teachers use cooperative groups to teach. At home children
are expected to be part of the family team and help with chores that need to be done. When they
are older, these children may have a job that requires teamwork. Only rarely does a person work
in job that does not require working with others. Office workers have to work together to
accomplish the tasks given to them. Construction workers have to be part of a team effort to
finish buildings on time and on budget.
         Therefore, I believe parents should encourage their children to play soccer. While some
children may feel intimidated at the beginning, by learning to be part of a team, they will be
preparing themselves for future success.
                 Evaluate
•   A clear thesis statement?
•   Obvious organization?
•   Strong transitions?
•   Specific examples & evidence?
•   A memorable conclusion?
                 Closure
• What are the 5 parts of a persuasive
  essay?
• Thesis, argument, counter- argument,
  rebuttal, and conclusion
• Give examples of transitions for each part:
    Write a Persuasive Essay
• Your team coach wants to reward the
  team by taking a field trip somewhere in
  the area. Write a letter or an essay
  explaining why you have chosen the best
  place to visit. Give convincing reasons to
  support your opinion and address the
  concerns of those who would argue
  against your position. Use specific details.
                                 Outline
               Thesis =

argument                              elaborate
           Reason/Fact/Detail



 counter
           Reason/Fact/Detail
                                      elaborate



rebuttal Reason/Fact/Detail
                                      elaborate


                    Conclusion

								
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