Printables for This Topic:
The Closer – Are you a "closer"?
Try to sell as many books as possible.
You Really Should See
Things My Way – Write your opinion in the form of a claim (i.e.,
a law should be passed requiring everyone to brush their teeth six
times a day, or cell phone use should not be permitted on public transportation).
The Opinion Piece
– An "opinion piece," not surprisingly, expresses an opinion about
a topic, and the author's opinion is backed up with reasons, facts
– Choose from one of the writing prompts provided. What is your
opinion on the topic?
Argument – Writers sometimes try to convince or persuade others
to believe a certain thing or to take some particular action.
– The claim should be supported with reasons and evidence. Select
one of the topics below.
Writing The Lead
– Practice writing leads. Write two different kinds of leads for
each thesis statement.
Making Your Opinion
Heard – During election years, politicians make a lot of promises
about what they will do to make our country better.