Welcome to this Lesson:
A Persuasive Essay Assignment
Where is the Love?
exploring real voice and real ideas in a persuasive argument
This lesson was created by Nevada teacher Abby Olde during the NNWP's iPods Across the Curriculum Workshop. You can access all of Abby's online lessons at her portfolio.
This writing prompt inspired by
"Where Is The Love?" sung by the Black Eyed Peas
Click here to do a Google search for the lyrics.
6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:
The focus trait for this activity is idea development; students’ published pieces will be a persuasive essay that is organized around a single message or argument against an injustice they feel passionate about, and they will use a balance of factual, telling details and showing, as well as persuasive arguments that support the thesis of their essays. The support trait is voice;
students will appeal to their audiences by writing with emotion and passion to capture a specific mood or tone – or even better, the urge to make change. .