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    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

    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

    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

    Minilesson

    Elaborating in a Food Review

    Help students practice elaboration.

    Cheeseburger cooking on a flaming grill

    Blog Post

    15 Awesome Persuasive Writing Prompts

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Writing Project

    Writing Topic

    Finally, a good assembly

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Evaluation
    Opinion Essay
    Theme: 
    Education
    Goals
    Community

    Writing Topic

    What's good about hard work?

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Editorial
    Opinion Essay
    Theme: 
    Work
    Occupation
    Life

    Writing Topic

    My favorite singer(s)

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Evaluation
    Opinion Essay
    Theme: 
    Music
    Play
    Entertainment

    Student Writing Model

    Cheating in America

    In this problem and solution essay, sixth-grade writer Nicholas grabs the reader’s attention with some “shocking statistics” that identify the problem. The essay closes with some possible solutions as well as a point to ponder.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Problem-Solution
    Theme: 
    Education
    Rules

    Student Writing Model

    Summer: 15 Days or 2 1/2 Months?

    Jordan wants to have a nice, long summer at the end of seventh grade; her persuasive essay makes that quite evident with several points that support her opinion through the use of statistics, comparison, and expert testimony.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Editorial
    Theme: 
    Education
    Rules

    Student Writing Model

    Hang Up and Drive

    A surprise comparison opens this editorial by eighth grade student Jessie, drawing readers in. Her position on the subject becomes evident early in the essay.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Editorial
    Theme: 
    Transportation
    Rules
    Vehicles

    Student Writing Model

    Musical Arts

    The use of an authority’s quotation to open this editorial lends credibility to the writer’s opinion. Seventh-grader Jess backs up her position in subsequent paragraphs.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Editorial
    Theme: 
    Art
    Education

    Writing Topic

    A big hazard on the road

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Editorial
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Letter to the Editor
    Problem-Solution
    Theme: 
    Transportation
    Rules

    Writing Topic

    Let's save _ in our schools

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Editorial
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Letter to the Editor
    Problem-Solution
    Theme: 
    Education
    Community

    Writing Topic

    A big problem in education is . . .

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

    Writing Topic

    This really bugs me

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Pet Peeve
    Opinion Essay
    Theme: 
    Life
    Environment
    Community
    Rules

    Writing Topic

    A dedicated teacher or coach

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Editorial
    Opinion Essay
    Letter to the Editor
    Theme: 
    Education
    Goals
    History
    Science
    Sports
    Language

    Writing Topic

    Why school fund-raisers are important

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

    Minilesson

    Writing: Now how do I get out of this one?

    Assign this prompt to spark students' creativity.

    Mop

    Writing Topic

    Discover nature

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Persuasive Essay
    Editorial
    Opinion Essay
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Plants
    Science
    Environment

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