Printables for This Topic:
Elect Me! – Pretend
that you are running for President of your class. Choose one of the
topic sentences provided. Then fill in the blanks with details to
Details – Between the topic sentence and the conclusion are
supporting details. Details prove, explain or support the topic sentence.
Developing a Topic
– Think about experiences you have had. Think of three main ideas
that will develop the topic. Then, on a separate sheet of paper, write
a 3-paragraph essay using the main ideas and adding supporting details
Building on the
Main Idea – A well-written paragraph builds upon the main idea,
presents arguments in a logical order, and makes its strongest point
just before its conclusion.
– Caroline is at camp, but she isn't having any fun, and she plans
to write a letter to her parents to ask that they come get her and
take her home.
To Whom It May Concern...
– John is writing to the customer service department of a store
to ask for his money back after being dissatisfied with something
that he purchased.
Can You Convince
Me? – Effective persuasive writing requires that ideas be ordered
logically, and that you build towards your strongest supporting detail.