Argumentative v Persuasive Writing--Download a chart that defines the differences between opinion, persuasive, and argumentative writing along with their purposes, techniques, components, etc. It's helpful to compare what students already know about opinion/persuasive writing as you introduce them to the new and less familiar concepts of argumentative writing.
This is a sheet that contains persuasive sentence starters. Cut the sentence starters our and give to children to use while writing their persuasive sentence, or paragraph, depending on the grade level. You could use these to show how persuasive writing differs from other types of writing, and the clues that we look for in writing to tell the type of text it is.
Help your students learn the art of persuasive writing with this short story where a student is trying to convince his principal that school is July would be a bad idea! After reading the story, students answer questions about what the writing piece.