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    7 C's for Building a Rock-Solid Argument

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    Education
    7 C's for Building a Rock-Solid Argument

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    Foods I love, foods I hate

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    Grade 9
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    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
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    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Opinion Essay
    Pet Peeve
    Theme: 
    Food

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

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    Grade 9
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    Persuasive Writing
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    Persuasive Paragraph
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    Letter to the Editor
    Opinion Essay
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    Goals
    Work
    Play
    Education

    Minilesson

    Distinguishing Argumentation from Persuasion

    Study argumentation/persuasion.

    Stick figure contemplating apples vs oranges

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    Why I deserve the job

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    Business Writing
    Persuasive Writing
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    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

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    Making Rhetorical Appeals

    Appeal to ethos, logos, and pathos.
     

    Aristotle Statue

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Persuade Readers

    Help students see from readers' perspectives.

    illustration of girl writing and thinking

    Minilesson

    Recognizing Logical Fallacies 2

    Learn to spot logical fallacies.

    What Did You Say?

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    Recognizing Logical Fallacies 1

    Learn to spot logical fallacies.

    Luring the Unsuspecting

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    15 Awesome Persuasive Writing Prompts

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    Writing
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    Blog Post

    6 Strategies for Writing Arguments

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    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Building Arguments
    Writing Project

    Student Writing Model

    Internet Plagiarism

    Dan writes a problem-solution essay that focuses on one of the great temptations of the digital age: stealing intellectual property via the Internet. The essay begins by explaining the problem in detail and then shifts to recommending a set of solutions.

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    Grade 9
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    Persuasive Writing
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    Problem-Solution
    Theme: 
    Education
    Technology
    Rules
    Rights

    Student Writing Model

    Mosquito Madness

    When writing about pet peeves, you can react humorously or analytically to a common, everyday annoyance. Katie, the writer of this essay, tries to be sensible and analytical about the mosquito in her bedroom but becomes (in her own words) “like a crazed wind turbine.” Watch for a second simile that works very well in this piece. Also notice how the writer feels about the breeze in the first paragraph and how her feelings have changed by the sixth paragraph—this change shows how stressed she has become.

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    Grade 9
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    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
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    Pet Peeve
    Theme: 
    Health
    Environment
    Animals
    Life
    Nature

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    Let's push alternate forms of energy

    Level: 
    Grade 9
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    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
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    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Editorial
    Letter to the Editor
    Problem-Solution
    Theme: 
    Energy
    Money
    Technology
    Environment
    Science

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    It's a rule, so it's right . . . right?

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    Grade 9
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    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
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    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Editorial
    Letter to the Editor
    Problem-Solution
    Theme: 
    Rules
    Life
    Community
    People

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    Why appearance is not so important

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    Persuasive Writing
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    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Editorial
    Letter to the Editor
    Opinion Essay
    Theme: 
    People
    Community
    Environment

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    Let's hear it for my favorite senior citizen

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    Grade 9
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    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
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    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Editorial
    Letter to the Editor
    Opinion Essay
    Theme: 
    People
    Community
    Friends

    Writing Topic

    Putting my foot in my mouth

    Level: 
    Grade 9
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    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Pet Peeve
    Theme: 
    Community
    Rules
    Family
    Friends

    Writing Topic

    What most drives me crazy is . . .

    Level: 
    Grade 9
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    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
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    Pet Peeve
    Theme: 
    Health
    Environment
    Animals
    Life

    Minilesson

    Evaluating Advertisements

    Evaluate advertisements.

    Egyptian Deities Cigarette Ad

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    Greed

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    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Persuasive Writing
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    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Editorial
    Letter to the Editor
    Story
    Poem
    Play
    Theme: 
    Money
    People
    Life
    Work

    Writing Topic

    Is pollution a necessary evil?

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    Grade 9
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    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Editorial
    Letter to the Editor
    Problem-Solution
    Cause-Effect
    Theme: 
    Environment
    Plants
    Animals
    Technology
    Work
    Energy

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    Something this school really needs is . . .

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    Grade 9
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    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Editorial
    Letter to the Editor
    Problem-Solution
    Cause-Effect
    Theme: 
    Education
    Technology
    Rules

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