2014 SCHOOL-WIDE WRITING ASSIGNMENT
Each year the school will focus on a different type of writing. 2014's writing genre is persuasive writing. The school will collect a sample of that writing at the December LR Meeting, then score according to the school rubric, and save as our school writing samples. All students may participate, but 2nd to 11th graders, and 12th graders who have not yet passed the CAHSEE ELA are required to participate. The school hopes to improve everyone's writing skills through this process.

Persuasive:
Essential Handouts
ESs should give each parent/student the handouts in this column below.

Persuasive:
Instruction and Practice Materials
ESs need to make sure each parent/student is aware of the
Instruction & Practice Materials in this column, that each parent/student is shown these links, and that the ES prints and provides the materials to any parent/student who wants them. Highly recommended, but not required.

Persuasive:
Web Links
ESs need to make sure each parent/student is aware of the Persuasive Web Links in this column. These Web Links are resources only, and provide optional support.

General Writing:
Web Links
ESs need to make sure each parent/student is aware of the General Writing Web Links in this column. These Web Links are resources only, and provide optional support.

1. Directions

2. "Mock" Practice Assignments K-12
(Highly recommended, but optional)

3. Writing Assignments K-12
(Required)

4. Scoring Rubrics


--The Persuasive Writing Standards

--What is Persuasive Writing?

--Persuasive Composition Characteristics

--How to Write for the Writing Assignments
Grade K: Instruction
Grade 1: Instruction
Grade 2: Two Paragraph Example / Blank Organizer
Grade 3: Three Paragraph Example / Blank Organizer
Grades 4-12: Writing the Thesis - Persuasive Organizer
Grades 4-12: Five Paragraph Persuasive Essay Outline
Grades 4-12:
How to Write Five Paragraph Persuasive Essay
*Introduction Paragraph
*Body Paragraphs
*Conclusion Paragraphs
*Transitions
*Strategies and Vocabulary



Persuasive Writing Web Links
The Five Paragraph Essay
The Audience
The Thesis
Introduction Paragraph
Body Paragraphs
Conclusion Paragraphs

CDE 4th & 7th Grade Writing Prompts, Scoring Examples, Student Samples - Best Pick!

More Persuasive Writing Prompts

Persuasive Lessons & Web Quests

Persuasive Writing - Student Samples



Online Writing Resources
Comprehensive Writing Guides
Comprehensive Grammar Guides
Elements of Style, by Strunk
Online Dictionary
Online Thesaurus
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Citation - MLA, APA, Chicago, and more

California Writing Genres
Genre definition
School year(s) genre is emphasized