As students learning English continue to improve their writing they will need to gain experience in the four types of writing: narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive. Luckily for us teachers, Super Teacher Worksheets recently released worksheets for children to practice persuasive writing.
The worksheets always begin with the question “Do you agree or disagree with the statement below?” followed by topics such as:
- It is inhumane to keep wild animals in a zoo.
- Students should be required to wear uniforms to school.
- Students should not be allowed to bring cell phones to school.
- No child should have a Facebook account unless he or she is over 13 years old.
- Pizza should never be served for lunch at school because it is not a healthy choice.
Then writers are asked to “State your opinion and use details to support your point of view.” This is followed by two pages of lined paper for the children to write their position. There is also a page for them to draw a picture in support of their position, which I thought was a very clever addition for the artistically minded. And finally there are Teacher’s Notes which include possible arguments for and against the topic to use in a class discussion.
As always with Super Teacher Worksheets, these worksheets are well-crafted and look very professional, a perfect supplement to any writing course. Click here to check out the persuasive writing page, or here to view a sample. If you have any new ideas for topics you should try emailing your suggestions to Tim Weibel, the owner of the site, since he is always quite welcoming to new ideas.
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