Persuasive Essay Resources


Persuasive Stragtegies PowerPoint -

Persuasion is All Around You Graphic Organizer -

Peer Review Guidelines for Persuasive Letters -

Fact vs Opinion Worksheet-
Provides examples and then an opportuntiy to practice with identifying facts and opinions.

Fact vs Opinion Resources -
This site has a PowerPoint and worksheets to instruct students in how to identify facts and opinions.

Fact or Opinion -
Includes PowerPoints and resources for students and teachers, games, graphic organizers and more.

Persuasive Interactive Map  Grades 5 - 12-
This online tool can be completed online or printed out and used by students in class as a graphic organizer.

Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers -

 Persuasive Writing Resources for Secondary Teachers and Students -
While a couple of the links don't work for the most part this page will provide many online resources.

Study Guides and Strategies - Persuasive Essay
Guidelines for writing a persuasive essay.

Strategy Guide for Persuasive Essay  -Grade 5 -
This brief guide provides links to resources for persuasive writing that include a Persuasive Strategies PowerPoint and a link to a Speechwriting site through Scholastic.

Discovery Education Video - Go to the P drive to the CMS video folder.  Find the subfolder Language Arts and then the video Persuasive Ideas. This video clip for grades 6-8 is six minutes long. " It presents a short segment about the exploration of the Galapagos Islands, and a follow-up activity that allows students to identify arguments in a persuasive essay."

Lesson Plans:


Can You Convince Me - Developing Persuasive Writing Grades 3-5 A classroom game introduces students to the basic concepts of lobbying for something that is important to them (or that they want) and making persuasive arguments. Students then choose their own persuasive piece to analyze and learn some of the definitions associated with persuasive writing. Once students become aware of the techniques used in oral arguments, they then apply them to independent persuasive writing activities and analyze the work of others to see if it contains effective persuasive techniques.

Endangered Animals of Americas Grades 3-5
Activity. Students select an endangered or threatened animal to research, locate it on a map, and create a persuasive essay or poster to convince others to try to save it.

On this date in 1901, Andrew Carnegie gave 5.2 million to New York City Libraries Grade 3- 12 - "For persuasive writing: Ask students to imagine that they are writing to the Carnegie Foundation in order to fund a project at their school. They should identify a specific need at their school and then convince the donors that their school deserves this money. Writing should include specific information about how the money would be used to benefit their school."

Persuasive Writing - ICivics- Grades 5-12 "In this language arts unit, students learn how to “argue on paper” using a fictional case about a school dress code rule against band t-shirts. The lessons take them through the process of writing two persuasive essays: one supporting the rule and one opposing it. After the essays, we suggest having your class play the game Supreme Decision to see how these arguments relate to issues of freedom of speech in schools. Supreme Decision is an excellent fit with the language arts classroom because it requires reading comprehension and higher-order thinking skills in the application of rules and evaluation of arguments."