Persuasive Writing Worksheets:
- This is a brainstorming activity all kids should do before writing. We help you examine all the things that go into developing an effective persuasive essay.
Getting Your Audience's
Attention - Find the eye catching text. Put a check mark next to the more effective topic sentence.
Explain why it is more effective than the other one.
- Make sure to read the directions a few times. You will need to answer a series of questions along with it.
- An effective persuasive attention‐grabber should be an interesting fact
or a short story that is the first sentence(s) in a paragraph. Does this make you want to have some pizza?
Own Concluding Paragraphs - You are given a topic to just run
with. Write a concluding paragraph for each thesis below.
Remember to include a call to action, summary of main
points, and a statement to get them excited about the
Persuasive Topic Ideas - In the box, brainstorm several topics
that you can take a stand on. Pick your favorite, and write a paragraph and topic sentences for three body paragraphs.
Your Audience! - Pick one of the topics below, and write a persuasive
essay. Be sure to include all the necessary elements of a persuasive
- Get into groups of 5, and agree on a topic and a stance. Then, taking turns, have each group member write one paragraph of
the essay (intro, 3 body, and concluding paragraph). Work together to
create a cohesive essay.
Essay - Have you ever made a birdfeeder with a pinecone and
peanut butter or reused a water jug for something?
Taking a Stand!
- Write a persuasive introductory paragraph for each question based
on your opinion.
Writing an Effective
Persuasive Leads - Write a good persuasive lead that includes
everything listed above. Make sure that it includes an attention‐
getter (first sentence), a clear statement of where you stand on
the issue (pro or con), and a sentence that introduces the topics
of the paragraphs for the rest of the paper.