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A 3 day sequence on writing a persuasive essay for or against banning halloween in local schools/communities.


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


persuasive essay



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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2011-04-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 1
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This 3 day lesson plan is designed to teach the student how to write a persuasive essay using sensory details and action verbs, to create a persuasive argument in a business letter format. The lesson plan is standards based, asks essential questions, asks for evidence of learning using academic language, and alludes to a rubric for evaluation, but a rubric is not attached. The Halloween Essay, upon which day’s 1 lesson is based, is alluded to in the lesson but is also not attached. Instruction, modeling and guided practice is included in the teaching of this lesson. Ultimately, students are asked to write a letter to a persuading a school board to reverse its decision to ban Halloween from the public schools.
Janet Pinto
October 21, 2016

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