It is really important for middle school students to understand exactly what is required with a persuasive essay. First of all they need to choose a topic which really excites them and secondly they need to know that they must persuade the reader, probably their teacher, that they have a very good argument to make. The middle school student will obviously need to grasp the structure of a persuasive essay which has its introduction, body paragraph and conclusion, but also understand that they are arguing a point of view.
14. Flipbook to scaffold the structure of a Persuasive essay. Students may use the flipbook to write their first draft. Color and Blackline templates included.
Structure of a Persuasive Essay - Write a Writing
The students also studied the structure of a persuasive essay (consistent with the New York City Language Arts Performance Standards writing standard) as a part of their preparation for writing to the principal.