Argument: Persuasive Essay

These essays were written by two seventh graders (Kate and Courtney) and a fifth grader (Mia). Kate's detailed and thoughtful planning helps her focus on developing her points and writing well. Mia pours a great deal of effort into her persuasive essay: She plans arguments for and against; she plans possible opening sentences; and she revises her first draft in great depth. Like Mia's, Courtney's level of revision and editing are excellent.

  1. "Bubbles or No Bubbles?" by Kate
  2. Kate’s Self Evaluation for Persuasive Essay
    "Bubbles or No Bubbles?" (Final Draft)
    Isaac’s Peer Editing of Kate’s Persuasive Essay
    "Bubbles or No Bubbles?" (Early Draft)
    Kate’s Writing Plan

  3. "I Need a Cell Phone" by Mia
  4. "The Fight" (Final Draft)
    "I Need a Cell Phone” (Final Draft)
    "Why I should have a cell phone" (Third Draft)
    "Why I should have a cell phone" (Second Draft)
    "Why I should have a cell phone" (First Draft)
    "Why I should have a cell phone" (Writing Plan and Opening Sentences)

  5. "Laptop: good for society" by Courtney
  6. "Laptop: good for society" (Final Draft)
    "A Laptop for All Students" (First Draft)
    Planning Notes for "Laptops for All Students"
    Courtney’s Writing Plan

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