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Unit Title: Persuasive Writing

Grade Level: 7th Grade

Duration: 4 weeks

Unit Overview: In this unit, students will learn the art of persuasive writing. They will explore various persuasive techniques and strategies to effectively communicate their ideas and opinions. Students will engage in a range of activities and tasks to develop their persuasive writing skills, including analyzing persuasive texts, identifying persuasive techniques, and crafting their own persuasive pieces. The unit will culminate in a final assessment task where students will write a persuasive essay on a given topic.

Unit Objectives: 1. Identify and analyze persuasive techniques used in various texts. 2. Understand the structure and components of a persuasive essay. 3. Develop persuasive writing skills through practice and feedback. 4. Use evidence and reasoning to support arguments in persuasive writing. 5. Revise and edit persuasive writing for clarity, coherence, and effectiveness.

Assessment Tasks:

  1. Formative Assessment: Persuasive Techniques Analysis (Week 1)
    • Students will analyze a persuasive text and identify the persuasive techniques used.
    • They will create a visual representation (poster, infographic, etc.) highlighting the techniques and their impact on the reader.
    • This assessment will provide feedback on students’ understanding of persuasive techniques.
  2. Formative Assessment: Persuasive Writing Task (Week 2)
    • Students will write a persuasive paragraph on a given topic, using at least two persuasive techniques.
    • They will receive feedback on their use of persuasive techniques, organization, and clarity of arguments.
    • This assessment will help students practice persuasive writing skills and receive feedback for improvement.
  3. Summative Assessment: Persuasive Essay (Week 4)
    • Students will write a persuasive essay on a given topic, incorporating multiple persuasive techniques and supporting their arguments with evidence and reasoning.
    • The essay should have a clear introduction, body paragraphs with well-developed arguments, and a strong conclusion.
    • Students will revise and edit their essays based on peer feedback and teacher guidance.
    • This assessment will evaluate students’ ability to apply persuasive writing skills and effectively communicate their ideas.
  4. Self-Assessment: Reflection and Goal Setting (Week 4)
    • Students will reflect on their growth in persuasive writing skills throughout the unit.
    • They will identify areas of strength and areas for improvement.
    • Students will set goals for future persuasive writing tasks and develop a plan to achieve those goals.

Note: Ongoing feedback and formative assessments will be provided throughout the unit to support students’ learning and growth in persuasive writing skills.