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— DATES: March 3, 2014—March 20, 2014 (13 Days)
— GENRE(S): Non-Fiction / Poetry / Short Story
— CURRICULAR OBJECTIVES: Visual Response, Persuasive Writing in Context, Literary Exploration
— TEXTS: “Matter of Balance,” “The Chaser,” “The Season’s Dying”
Persuasive Writing in Context:
"I Take Issue With..."
Students often score poorly on persuasive writing assessments because they have no authentic audience or purpose; thus their counterarguments and rebuttals are weak. Yet, research shows that you are capable of anticipating your readers’ beliefs and expectations when writing for familiar readers to get something you want and when prompted to think about your audience’s perspective while writing. Today you are going to prove this.
The first step for writing a persuasive essay is to decide what you are trying to persuade someone to believe. Is there a compelling social issue you’d like to correct, a situation within your school that you’d like to change, an issue from history that you’d like to address, or maybe even a political condition you’d like to explore—the possibilities are endless!