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1 English SOL Institute Elementary Persuasive Writing Workshop Amanda Rude, NBCT Victoria Salvat, Ed.S, NBCT Victoria Salvat, Ed.S, NBCT Blue Ridge Writing Project Teacher Consultants

2 Persuasive Writing Reading and writing go hand-in- hand Teaching writing is an expectation of every grade, not only “tested” grades Persuasive writing begins in grade 5 (students use oral language for persuasion beginning at grade 2) K-12 English SOL Institute October 2013

3 SOL Correlation 2 nd Grade The student will use oral communication skills. a) Use oral language for different purposes: to inform, to persuade, to entertain, to clarify, and to respond. 3 rd Grade The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional text and poetry. e) Identify the author’s purpose. (See Curriculum Framework)

4 SOL Correlation (cont.) 4 th Grade The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction texts, and poetry. a) Explain the author’s purpose. b) Describe how the choice of language, setting, characters, and information contributes to the author’s purpose.

5 SOL Correlation (cont.) 5 th Grade The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. f) Identify and ask questions that clarify various points of view. g) Identify main idea. h) Summarize supporting details from text. i) Draw conclusions and make inferences from text.

6 SOL Correlation (cont.) 5.7 The student will write for a variety of purposes: to describe, to inform, to entertain, to explain, and to persuade. a) Identify intended audience. b) Use a variety of prewriting strategies. c) Organize information to convey a central idea. d) Write a clear topic sentence focusing on the main idea. e) Write multiparagraph compositions. f) Use precise and descriptive vocabulary to create tone and voice. g) Vary sentence structure by using transition words. h) Revise for clarity of content using specific vocabulary and information. i) Include supporting details that elaborate the main idea.

7 Persuasive Writing For instruction, every piece of writing does not have to be graded! Conferencing, guided writing, revising, sharing, and using mentor texts build skills Self- and peer-editing opportunities for students are essential K-12 English SOL Institute October 2013

8 Persuasive Writing SOL writing requires multi-paragraphs Provide students with opportunities to compose using computer technology and to use the Online Practice SOL Writing Tool Use VDOE Resources including anchor sets and writing checklists K-12 English SOL Institute October 2013

9 Instruction Anchor Sets K-12 English SOL Institute October 2013

10 Writing Checklist

11 Work on Writing Journal Write the whole time! Build Stamina

12 Stamina Building Exercise A. Write for 30 seconds about a favorite restaurant; when time is up, share your writing if you want B. Write for 1 minute about what makes this restaurant better than others (share time) C. Write for 2 minutes, adding details about your favorite restaurant using your 5 senses

13 Interactive Read Aloud Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? By Lois G. Grambling Yes and No T-chart Whole group- What we would like to have (Pros and Cons)

14 Write Paper (Rough Draft) Persuasive structure Introductory paragraph and statement of problem Supporting paragraphs with claims and evidence and potential rebuttal of counter-arguments Concluding paragraph

15 Revising Conferencing Peer Reasons and Details Hook/lead Counter-arguments Author’s voice

16 Differentiation A. Find a picture in a magazine of something wanted B. Write a topic sentence, 1 reason why, ending sentence C. State counterarguments and rebuttals D. Draw a picture E. Create star reviews for books, movies, TV shows, snacks, field trips F. Take arguments and counterarguments and create a skit

17 Other Suggested Books Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to School, Ms. Johnson? By Lois Grambling I Wanna New Room by Karen Orloff Dear Mrs. LaRue by Mark Teague

18 Resources DOE Website with Writing Practice Tool, student anchor papers, and writing checklist _docs/english/index.shtml Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? by Lois Grambling (2012)

19 Reflection Please take a few moments to reflect and write how any part of this presentation may be used in your own classroom.

20 Contact Information Victoria Salvat Salem City Public Schools Amanda Prettyman Rude Salem City Public Schools

21 21 Reference within this presentation to any specific commercial or non-commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Virginia Department of Education. Disclaimer


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