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Grade 5: Language: Writing

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Writing Techniques

What is a persuasive Essay

A persuasive essay is an essay used to convince a reader about a particular idea or focus, usually one that you believe in. Your persuasive essay could be based on anything about which you have an opinion. Whether you're arguing against the death penalty for school or petitioning for new playground equipment, the persuasive essay is a skill that everyone should know. If you want to learn how to write a knock-it-out-of-the-park persuasive essay, then it's never too soon to start. Skills of writing and rhetoric can work enormously to your advantage and help you get what you want, when you want it.

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Writing Process by Students at Maxville Public School

Writing Assignments

The above writing assignments created by Grade 5 students at Maxville Public School demonstrate three types of paragraph writing: connected, comparison and persuasive. I think all of you could relate to the persuasive letter that the students wrote to their teacher.

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K-Gr. 6: Ask Us/Demande Moi

K-Gr. 6: How do I find out about my topic?

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K-Gr. 6: How do I create & cite my work?

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