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If you’d like to explain how you feel about something or if you want to convince others to feel the same way, try writing a persuasive essay.  First, make sure readers understand your point by stating your opinion right away. Then use related information or facts to support why you feel this way.

To see a well-organized persuasive essay, check out “My Vote“. Allen C. tells us what he would have done in the very first sentence. He uses the rest of the essay to explain why he would have done it.


Comments on: "Want to make a point? Write a persuasive essay." (2)

  1. Hi,

    I love your Common Core aligned writing checklists and rubrics, however, I am not seeing Writing checklists and rubrics for the following grades/topics:

    K-2: Narrative, Informative and Opinions Writing,
    Grade 4: Informative Writing, and
    Grade 5: Opinion/persuasive writing

    Thank you,

    • Hi, Lisa. I’m glad you like the rubrics and checklists. The best way to find all of them is to use the link on the right side “Kid-friendly Rubrics & Checklists” then scroll down. You should see three rubrics for each grade (3 through 6). I didn’t cover K-2 because that’s a bit outside of the intended audience for the site. Let me know if you still can’t access what you’ve specified for Grades 4 & 5.

      Thanks for checking out the site and please let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you!

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