There are many ways to teach persuasive writing, and utilizing more than one approach can be good for your students. Not all students learn the same way, so demonstrating by example how to write persuasively might reach some of your students. Carefully explaining written assignments or setting up in-class debates and then letting your students learn by doing are methods for teaching persuasive writing that might reach different learners in your class. And reviewing your students' work and giving them plenty of feedback can also be an effective way to teach persuasive writing.
Writing a Class Book Review – Use a book that you have already read aloud to the class to model for students how to fill out the Book Review Planner. Once the class has completed the planner together, model how you would like for them to format their actual book reviews. There are many formats that book reviews can take – written reports, brochures, posters…even the commercials and ads your students learned in the previous lessons. You make the decision on the format for the book reviews based on the standards you are teaching. If you choose a writing-only format, we have several different styles of papers to choose from at the end of the download. Again, be sure to “think aloud” as you are writing so students know what to include and why it is important, as well as grammar, punctuation and other rules (book titles, indenting, etc).