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    Writing Topic

    Things that would make my neighborhood better

    Level: 
    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Theme: 
    Community
    Environment

    Writing Topic

    Things I'd like to change

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Theme: 
    Education
    Animals
    Science
    Environment
    Vehicles
    Food
    Holidays
    History
    Community
    Culture
    Books

    Writing Topic

    Dear Senator

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Business Writing
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Letter
    Persuasive Essay
    Problem-Solution
    Business Letter
    Theme: 
    Environment
    Community
    Technology
    Education
    Rules

    Student Writing Model

    Plastic, Paper, or Cloth?

    This short persuasive paragraph is based on a model that third-grader Rachel submitted. She begins her writing in a way that makes the reader want to keep reading. The reader wants to find out what decision she is talking about.

    Level: 
    Grade 3
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Theme: 
    Environment
    Science

    Writing Topic

    Don't litter!

    Level: 
    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Theme: 
    Environment
    Rules

    Infographic

    7 C's for Building a Rock-Solid Argument

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Theme: 
    Education
    7 C's for Building a Rock-Solid Argument

    Writing Topic

    My favorite neighbor

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Opinion Essay
    Theme: 
    Community
    Friends
    Family
    People

    Minilesson

    Distinguishing Argumentation from Persuasion

    Study argumentation/persuasion.

    Stick figure contemplating apples vs oranges

    Writing Topic

    Let's help the environment by . . .

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Editorial
    Letter to the Editor
    Persuasive Essay
    Theme: 
    Environment
    Science

    Writing Topic

    My favorite teacher

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Editorial
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Letter to the Editor
    Theme: 
    Education
    Goals
    Life
    People

    Writing Topic

    Why weekends need to be longer

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Editorial
    Persuasive Essay
    Letter to the Editor
    Theme: 
    Play
    Family
    Friends
    Life

    Writing Topic

    How could TV be better?

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Problem-Solution
    Persuasive Essay
    Opinion Essay
    Editorial
    Theme: 
    Play
    Entertainment
    Technology

    Writing Topic

    Why parents should be honest with their kids

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Letter to the Editor
    Persuasive Essay
    Editorial
    Theme: 
    Family
    Rules
    Environment

    Writing Topic

    Rights that kids in my grade should have

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Letter to the Editor
    Persuasive Essay
    Editorial
    Theme: 
    Rules
    Education
    Health

    Writing Topic

    Why I deserve a larger allowance

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Problem-Solution
    Persuasive Essay
    Opinion Essay
    Theme: 
    Money
    Rules
    Work
    Family

    Writing Topic

    Foods I love, foods I hate

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Opinion Essay
    Pet Peeve
    Theme: 
    Food

    Writing Topic

    "Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal."

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Letter to the Editor
    Opinion Essay
    Theme: 
    Goals
    Work
    Play
    Education

    Writing Topic

    The first day of school is the worst/best because . . .

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Opinion Essay
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    Theme: 
    Education
    Goals
    Rules
    Life

    Writing Topic

    A song that means a lot to me

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Opinion Essay
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    Theme: 
    Entertainment
    Play
    Music

    Writing Topic

    Why my mom and dad are the greatest

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Opinion Essay
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    Theme: 
    Family
    Love

    Writing Topic

    Why I like/dislike playing team sports

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Opinion Essay
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    Theme: 
    Entertainment
    Exercise
    Friends
    Play
    Sports

    Writing Topic

    Why I deserve the job

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Business Writing
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Opinion Essay
    Business Letter
    Theme: 
    Work
    Occupation
    Money
    Goals

    Minilesson

    Developing an Opinion Statement

    Develop a main claim.

    High school male cheering

    Minilesson

    Making Rhetorical Appeals

    Appeal to ethos, logos, and pathos.
     

    Aristotle Statue

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