out and use these writing prompts to help you get started or give you ideas for
writing a persuasive paper.
The Best Season
Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall.
Every season has its own special qualities that make it the best. However, what is best
for one person is not always best for another. What do you think the best season is? Why
is it the best?
Write a persuasive paper telling me what the best
season is. Be sure to include:
your opinion is.
Support for your opinion.
You have 40 minutes to write a persuasive paper
telling me what the best season is. Be sure to do a outline, web, or any other type of
prewrite to help you get organized. Be sure to stay focused on the topic: What the best
season is, and write only about that.
Clow has installed snack and soda machines in
the lunchroom. The snack machines offer candy, chips, and baked goods. Students may use
the machines at lunch time or after school. Several parents have complained that these
foods are unhealthy. They want the machines removed from the school.
Write a persuasive paper saying whether you agree or
disagree that snack and soda machines should be in your schools lunchroom. Use the
hamburger and what weve learned and talked about this year. Be sure to give reasons
why you think as you do and elaborate.
School. . . Maybe!
Mary Lou Cowlishaw and others
think that the length of the American school year should be extended. Do you agree or
disagree with this position?
Write a persuasive paper saying whether you
agree or disagree that American school year should be longer.
Decide whether you agree or disagree with the
position (only pick one).
Use the hamburger or some type of pre-write activity (outline, web, list, etc.) to organize your information before you start writing.
Be sure to give strong and specific reasons why you think as you do and
elaborate on your details.
Be sure to stay focused on the topic and
proofread your work.
Best Relative of
Your teacher is offering a prize for the
Best Relative of the Year. Think about which one of your relatives should win the prize.
This relative could be a parent, grandparent, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, or
anyone in your family. Think about how you will persuade the judges to give your relative
Write a paper doing the following:
Decide which relative should win the prize.
the hamburger organizer to help you prewrite your paper.
beginning of your paper, use a lead that will get your teachers attention and tell what your position is.
Explain the reasons in order to convince the judges that your relative should win. These reasons may
include what the relative is like or things he or she has done that makes
him/her the best.