To help identify the skills they are looking for, class participants use these three lists of subskills from our With the style posters made and posted, we find that we have surrounded ourselves with the names of skills that can be imitated by writers, explanations of how those skills enhance writing, and sample sentences that demonstrate the skills in action.
This is a powerful visual tool to have when teaching voice.
The foundation that we stress in our persuasive writing is as follows: We demonstrate for our workshops participants various mini-lessons on style, perspective, and passion.
We invite them to write and share new mini-lessons on these three foundational topics, and then we challenge them to design larger lessons that make persuasive writing feel real and important to students.
Peterman Clothing Catalogue, students create Peterman-style catalogue entries for their own favorite pieces of clothing.
Challenge students to "Convince the reader to want to buy your clothes." Have your students combine all of their writing pieces in one document to create a class catalogue.
On occasion, I do revise or update a lesson here at Writing Fix.
I also add new student samples to many posted lessons.
Artists find their own style by sketching the work of favorite artists.This resource webpage has been specifically designed for not only teachers taking our workshop but also for any teacher interested in improving their classroom skills and resources for teaching these two important topics.We hope you find our workshop's resources useful, even if you're not taking our inservice class.Most of our Writing Fix professional development workshops challenge teachers to "make and take" a new lesson to bring back to their classrooms for trying out with their own students.True enough, Writing Fix provides a plethora of quality lessons that are ready-to-use, and teachers sometimes don't see the point in making something new when so many resources already exist, but we really believe in the importance of every teacher still designing something for themselves.Here are ways to receive updates and keep in touch: Facebook -------- Pinterest -------- Twitter The Northern Nevada Writing Project--sponsors of this Writing Fix website--hosts an annual workshop on the topic of persuasive writing.