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Role Audience Form Topic Writing Situation A family in your town has decided to donate a large amount of money to a person, charity, or cause. Choose a person, a group, or a charity that you think deserves the money. Directions for Writing Write a letter to convince the family that your choice should receive the money. Include details about how the person, the group, or the charity would use the donation. RAFT
Role of the Writer: Who or what are you as the writer? A pilgrim? A soldier? The President? Audience: To whom are you writing? A friend? Your teacher? Readers of a newspaper? Format: In what format are you writing? A letter? A poem? A speech? Topic and strong verb: What are you writing about? Why? What's the subject or the point RAFT
You will write as though you are __________________________________ (ROLE) writing something to be read or heard by ___________________________________________ the writing will take the (AUDIENCE) form of __________________________________________ and will be about (FORMAT) ___________________________________________. Your piece of writing’s (TOPIC) purpose will be to _________________________________________________. (STRONG VERB) RAFT
Complete a RAFT and Outline or web Write your thesis statement The Topic Sentences for each Body Paragraph At least 2 ways that you’ll add evidence to each body parapgraph Pre-Writing
D – Dialogue R – Rhetorical question A – Analogy P – Personal Experience E – Examples S – Statistics Add Evidence
Football players make a lot of money D (Dialogue): Scott Brady, our athletic director, said, “Last year, profits from football tickets alone made $18,000 for school.” R (Rhetorical Question): Do you know how much an average spectator spends at a game? A (Analogy): Football games bring in cash the same way that rain brings spring flowers. P (Personal Example): Last Friday, my friend Ashley and I went to a football game and spent all of our money. E (Example): One example of profit is in concessions. Hot dogs alone bring in over $100,000 per game. S (Statistics): 62% of our student body bought at least one ticket to a game this month, at the cost of $3.00 cash. Add EVIDENCE
A. Hook : ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Did you know…. Did you ever… B. Background ______________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ It is a known fact that In fact,… Statistically speaking… C. Claim ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ I strongly believe… I firmly believe…. D. Thesis:__________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adults should vote because _____, ____, and ____ Topic: voting Purpose: to persuade adults to always vote Thesis: Adults should always exercise their right to vote. Introduction Paragraph
What is your opinion, stance, perspective on the question being asked? State your CLAIM
State your Counter-CLAIM Opinions and reasons that someone who disagrees with you might mention. *Respond to these counterclaims by mentioning them in your essay and explaining why they are wrong. *Then make a final point to convince your reader.
Thesis A perfect teacher is considerate, organized, and kind. A perfect teacher is considerate b/c…..and show that…… A perfect teacher is organized and that helps the students to be better prepared….. COUNTERCLAIM Some may argue that a characteristic of a perfect teacher doesn’t include kindness. However, a perfect teacher is one who shows kindness towards her students by listening and always being willing to help.
How to deal with Counterclaims *Respond to these counterclaims by mentioning them in your essay and explaining why they are wrong. *Then make a final point to convince your reader.
Directions: Read each opinion and Counterargument. Then write your opinion and counterargument with your topic. EXAMPLE 1: Claim: Participating in school sports is beneficial. Thesis: Participating in school sports is beneficial because students become disciplined, physically fit, and it helps students attend college. Counterclaim: Some may argue that participating in school sports does not help kids attend college because they cannot devote enough time to studying; however, being a part of a school sports team actually helps students get scholarships to go to college. Claim ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Thesis:________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Counterclaim__________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________
Something you must consider when pondering this point… I will bring this point to your attention Consider this,… Another strong point is…. Sadly many people believe… Studies show that… They feel ____: however, I feel…. It is evident…. The majority of people may believe…. Obviously,…. Without a doubt,… I absolutely… There is no way… Clearly,…. Persuasive Essay_ sentence starters…