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Common Core: W.4.10

Lessonset 4th grade opinion writing: responding to a persuasive prompt

Interpreting a persuasive writing prompt, brainstorming topics and drafting and revising a persuasive response in the 4th grade for the prompt: Your school principal has decided to stop having recess. Write a letter to your principal telling him why you agree or disagree with his decision.
  1. Identify what a writing prompt is asking using key words

    Identify what a writing prompt is asking using key words

    Common Core: W.4.10 | by: Luciano D'Orazio

    In this lesson, you will learn how to identify what a writing prompt is asking and what kind of writing you'll need to do by using key words in the prompt.

  2. Take a position on a topic by analyzing evidence

    Take a position on a topic by analyzing evidence

    Common Core: W.4.4 | by: Luciano D'Orazio

    In this lesson, you will learn how to take a position on a prompt by analyzing the evidence for each side.

  3. Writing a hook sentence and introducing a thesis statement

    Writing a hook sentence and introducing a thesis statement

    Common Core: W.4.1a | by: Luciano D'Orazio

    In this lesson, you will learn how to begin your response by first hooking the reader and then telling them what you will be arguing.

  4. Write body paragraphs for a persuasive letter

    Write body paragraphs for a persuasive letter

    Common Core: W.4.1b | by: Luciano D'Orazio

    In this lesson, you will learn how to write body paragraphs by stating your reason and then supporting it with evidence.

  5. Write a conclusion referring to the "big ideas"

    Write a conclusion referring to the "big ideas"

    Common Core: W.4.1d | by: Luciano D'Orazio

    In this lesson, you will learn how to conclude your response by referring to the prompt and the "big ideas" of your response.

  6. Use transition words to connect related ideas

    Use transition words to connect related ideas

    Common Core: W.4.1c | by: Luciano D'Orazio

    In this lesson, you will learn how to connect related ideas by using transition words.

  7. Focusing on the prompt by relating evidence to the argument

    Focusing on the prompt by relating evidence to the argument

    Common Core: W.4.5 | by: Luciano D'Orazio

    In this lesson you will learn how to make sure your writing is focused on the prompt by telling the reader how the evidence proves your point.