Persuasive Prewriting

Contributor: Rebecca Hann. Lesson ID: 10994

How can we convince you to complete this series on persuasive writing? Fun videos and a chance to publish your work online should be enough to prove how helpful these lessons will be for you! Agreed?



English / Language Arts
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Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
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Dig Deeper

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Persuasive Writing Tip #1: The purpose of persuasive writing is to convince the reader to agree with your viewpoint or accept your recommendation. Isn't that what you would like?

Hello, and welcome to the series, The Writing Process: Persuasive Writing.

As you read in the opening of this lesson, the purpose of persuasive writing is to convince a reader to agree with you or to accept your recommendation. The goal of this series of lessons is to create a well-designed piece of persuasive writing. This will be completed in pieces, because each lesson will focus on one of the five steps of the writing process. It will be very important that you keep your writing pieces from one lesson to the next, because each piece will be combined in the following lessons to become the final paper.

OK, let's get started!

Before we get to the writing — or, in this case, prewriting — it is important that you have a good idea of what strong persuasive writing looks like. In order to get a better understanding of persuasive writing, take a look at the following two videos:

Persuasive Writing for Kids: What is It?


Persuasive Writing


Now you know what persuasive writing looks like!

Even with this knowledge, how do you create a piece of persuasive writing? It doesn't just appear out of the air! A good piece of writing is a process that requires time, effort, and five steps to a finished product!

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