Persuasive Writing

13 Jan

The common core lists persuasive writing as one of the three main categories of writing which students should study.  Persuasive really should be one that kids have down pat.  It seems like they spend most of their day trying to persuade someone about something.  Recently my students have been spending a lot of time working on how to persuade Disney not to make future Star Wars movies that have an overabundance of pink or princesses in them.  Apparently, this is a big concern amongst the stars-wars-obsessed-fourth-grade-boy group.

This post, about the most persuasive words in the English language, made me chuckle.  It might also be useful to share with students when they’re writing.  I can imagine it persuading them to think about their word choice a little more carefully than they might otherwise have done :).

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