UNIT 7 - Writing the Persuasive Essay
Resources: American Reader, The Riverside Reader, They Say, I Say


Enduring Understandings:
  • Effective argument can involve ethos, pathos, logos.
  • Effective written argument often includes the same rhetorical devices as effective speeches.
  • Text evidence, including paraphrased ideas, must be cited appropriately.


Essential Questions:
  • How can I craft the most persuasive argument?
  • How do I accurately cite information gleaned from outside sources?


Activities:
  • Read model persuasive essays.
  • Craft a defensible thesis statement.
  • Develop a written argument.
  • Peer-review a persuasive essay.
  • Self-review a persuasive essay.


Common Assessment:
  • Compose a persuasive essay.