Writing to persuade: minilessons to help students plan, draft, and revise, grades 3-8

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Heinemann, 2008 - Education - 253 pages
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I love this book for all it teaches us about persuasive writing and for how it strengthens our understanding of this expansive genre&. Having read it, I am wiser about teaching - and writing - persuasion. You will be, too. - Janet Angelillo Author of Writing About Readingand Writing to the Prompt Wow! Just Wow! Karen Caine's book on persuasive writing is both a day-by-day practical guide and an inspirational lesson generator. This book will change how you see persuasive writing, how you see your students, and, most important of all, how you see the world. Read it. Study it. Use it today! - Barry Lane Author of After THE END Writing to Persuade is your no-nonsense guide to teaching persuasive writing. It's filled with ready-to-use teaching for each stage of the writing process. Karen Caine packs her book with 6 units and 59 minilessons - and great advice on how to use them. Dive into an entire yearlong persuasive-writing curriculum. Pick out a favorite unit. Or dip in for minilessons that slot neatly into your existing units of study. No matter how you use Writing to Persuade, you'll find well-structured, teacher- and student-friendly lessons. From topic selection, to research, to writing, to editing and revising, you'll find effective instruction for every stage of helping students create successful persuasive writing. And with Writing to Persuade you'll introduce students to real-world genres such as letters, editorials, and advertisements. Caine even gives teachers advice and specific lessons on persuasive writing for standardized tests. Better yet, she saves you hours of prep time by including examples of high-quality persuasive writing from students as well as real-life examples culled from national sources that are ready to hand out during your lessons. Get ready for what may be the only resource you'll ever need on persuasive writing. Pick up Writing to Persuade. You'll help your students take a stand and discover the power of persuasion.

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A lot of the lessons are very brief. You can do more than one in a class period. Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Karen Caine is the author of the Heinemann title Writing to Persuade. She is a writing consultant who works with elementary and middle school teachers. She also teaches in the Masters in Teaching Program at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Karen taught in New York City at The Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School and at PS 158. She was a literacy staff developer at PS 199, an instructor for summer institutes such as the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Institutes, and a Director of Curriculum for The High Meadows School in Atlanta. Karen specializes in "breaking things down" in order to give teachers and administrators practical usable information and teaching techniques.