Persuasive Writing

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    Students will use local primary sources to examine persuasive writing style.  Students will learn about persuasive booster literature popular in the 1920s and practice their persuasive writing skills. This lesson is part of Chandler Museum’s Use Local, Teach National Lesson Plan Series.

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    For the Language Arts lesson extension, check out the Persuasion Map from Read Write Think, an interactive tool that helps students determine a persuading thesis with persuading reasons and examples.


    This lesson is aligned with Arizona State Curriculum Standards and Common Core for Seventh Grade but can be adapted for use in other grade levels. 

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