Caught in the Act of Persuasion: How can you talk your way out of it?
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on persuasive writing with an emphasis on mastering basic conventions for effective writing. This unit is important because persuasive writing and successful use of conventions are necessary to communicate effectively in our world on a daily basis. The essential concepts are the elements of and organization of a written persuasive paper. In addition, there is an emphasis on proper use of conventions according to Oregon State Standards for 5th grade level.