Preparing for the Unit:
Persuasive Unit Plan

Letter home and internet resources and Parent-Student Worksheet

Unit Packet and Directions (Farnum's Guide to Persuasive Writing)

Media Center Prep Sheet

Multimedia Presentations Used in Class for Instruction
Power of Persuasion #1
Power of Persuasion #2 and notes pages
Power of Persuasion #3

Writing a Thesis Statement
Thesis statement notes from class.

Thesis statement help

What is a thesis statement?

Knowing Your Audience

Addressing your audience

Audience Analysis Brainstorming

Audience Analysis Assignment

Surveys and Questionnaires

Survey Key Online (create your own online surveys)

Misc. Info.

Scholastic's List of Powerful Words
Persuasive Techniques

Persuasive/ Argumentative Writing Guidelines

Persuasive Writing PowerPoint 1

Persuasive Writing Webtrack

Farnum's Persuasive Writing Guidelines and Help Handout

Multimedia Guidelines and Help Handout

Mrs. Farnum's Interactive Multimedia Presentation Checklist

Persuasive Writing Checklist and Rubric

Creating Catchy Titles

Bibliography/ Citing Help and Instructions:

 Works Cited Cheat Sheet     
Bibliography Instructions
                 Electronic Bibliography Cards Resource
                 Citation Machine (creates bibliography information for you)
Research Paper Style Guides
                Noodle Tools Quick Cite Tool (creates a citation using
 your information)
Sample Bibliography Page by John
Note card instructions

Creating an Outline

Outlining instructions and A Student Example by Courtney

Outline Grading Rubric  and another student example by Eric F.

Links to Help with Research:

Using Your OC Library Card for Online Research
     RTMS's Gale Group Database Link (password in agenda)
Electronic Reference Desk
  Bibliomania References
Teenspace Research
Librarian's Internet Guide (statistics and research)
CNN Student News (current events and news for kids)
  Helpful Reference Sites
Do Something. Org (ways to get involved in public awareness and references about
current events)
  Newspaper References
Public Agenda Online (public opinion reference)
Noodle Tools NoodleQuest (helps students search the web for
Noodle Tools Source Lists (bibliography lists for various topics)
US Census Bureau
Demographic Data Based on Country
Infonation (United Nations' Cyber School)
A Guide to Research Papers MLA Style
Guide to Grammar and Writing
  Mrs. Leaver's Persuasive Writing Topics and Links

Student Essay Examples

Smoking: Your worse nightmare by Blake
Athletes Pay by Nicole

Links to help with debates:

       Debate Rubric
Debate Instructions

Examples of student power points:

2007 Persuasive Multimedia Presentations - PowerPoint
Misuse of Animals for Human Interest

2004 Persuasive Multimedia Presentations - Powerpoint
Saving Land for Animals
Against Animal Poaching
Dieting Problems
Cosmetic Surgery on Pets
TV Violence

2003 Persuasive Multimedia Presentations - PowerPoint
Euthanasia - For
Guide Dogs
Whales and Wolves
Air Bags
Air Pollution
Going to Bat for Bats
Cloning - For
Neutering Pets

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