Persuasion Points: 82 Strategic Exercises for Writing High-scoring Persuasive Essays

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Maupin House Publishing, Inc., Jan 1, 2013 - Education - 232 pages
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"Persuasion Points answers those questions for secondary teachers, helping you seamlessly teach the explicit elements of high-scoring persuasive essays, which are so important for end-of-course writing examinations, state assessments, advanced courses, and national college-entrance tests. These 82 ready-to-go strategic exercises save you time and make writing instruction easy to incorporate in your instructional hour. Author Brian Backman includes: -writing exercises for students, with teacher notes and reference sheets; -tools to help students practice drafting, revising, and editing their essays while infusing elements of style; -practice essays for students to score against a rubric; -skill-sharpening games and activities for the whole class; questions for close reading; a glossary of terms; and 101 writing prompts. With Persuasion Points, your students will be able to tackle any persuasive writing task with confidence!"
 

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Contents

Style Points Persuasive Exercises for Student Practice
1
ideas and DetailsBuild a Strong Structural Foundation
2
claims and PremisesThe rhetorical rod and reel
4
Logic Meets Duct Tape
7
The Two Parts of a Thesis
8
Thesis Under Construction
9
The Claim Game
10
Build Your Ethos with Counterarguments
11
Story Time
33
Signs of the Specific Kind
35
Teaching Notes and Answers
36
Diction and Tonechoose Words That Support the Thesis
42
concrete nounskneehigh Tube Socks
58
INTRODUCTION
64
ListsThe Parade of Particulars
71
Figurative LanguageUse compelling comparisons
82

Terrific or Terrible?
13
Transportation You Need
14
Not Your Average Writing Assignment
15
Teaching Notes and Answers
16
ExamplesTell and Show
21
Two Important Words
24
Logos Pathos and Ethos
25
Statistics Dialogue and Quotations
26
Organizing with Examples
27
The Secret Is Out
28
Inductive Hook and Fullcircle Conclusion
29
What Why and How
31
Take the Inductive Challenge
32
provides you with problemsolving and assessment information to pinpoint
101
allusionsname Dropping
108
SyntaxWrite Sentences That are clear
122
antithesisOpposites attract
134
Sentence VarietyThe Long and the Short of it
160
STyLE POINTS QUIZ
174
Guiding Students through the Writing Process
180
Problemsolving and assessment
198
for the Whole class
210
Resources
217
WRITINg PROMPTS
225
PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES
232
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Brian Backman has taught high-school English for twenty years in the seaside town of Anacortes, Washington. His interest in developing writing strategies that work for all students began ten years ago when he started teaching Advanced Placement English Language and Composition. His previous two books are: Thinking in Threes: The Power of Three in Writing (2005) and Building Sentence Skills: Tools for Writing the Amazing English Sentence (2003). He earned his bachelor's degree in English and his master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Seattle Pacific University.Brian lives in Anacortes, Washington, with his wife, Joy, and two sons, Sam and Max.nbsp;Click here to visit Brian's blog: www.worddaze.blogspot.com.

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