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Sharpen students' ability to express their ideas with persuasive writing activities.

Master Class
Help students focus on key writing skills with these interactive and printable exercises developed with examples from student writing and classic literature.

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Brian White, 15
Provide an authentic model of essay revision and powerful writing with an interactive lesson featuring an excerpt from Brian’s award-winning essay, "The Answer to Stress."
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  Extend on this Master Class by studying persuasive writing in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."
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Writing Process
Middle school teachers: read "Anatomy of an Essay: Outlining for Strength," a guest teacher lesson by Philip Clark.

High school teachers: read these step-by-step lesson plans to help you guide your students through poetry writing process.
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Lessons from Literary Cavalcade
Use these resources to help students analyze essay forms and techniques. Here are some favorites:

Introduction to Persuasive Essay (PDF)
Writing a Well-Crafted Argument (PDF)
Juicy Personal Essay Topics (PDF)

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