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English Language Arts - 11th

Writing Workshop: Exploring the Art of Persuasive Writing

Title: Writing Workshop: Exploring the Art of Persuasive Writing

Compliance: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1-3)

Subject: English Language Arts

Summary: This writing workshop engages eleventh-grade students in exploring the art of persuasive writing through interactive activities and real-world examples.

Topic: Persuasive Writing

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the key elements of persuasive writing
  • Understand the techniques used in persuasive writing
  • Can write a persuasive essay effectively


This workshop will utilize a combination of teacher-led instruction, group discussions, individual writing exercises, and peer feedback sessions to engage students in the learning process.

Resources/Materials Required:

  • Whiteboard or blackboard
  • Markers or chalk
  • Handouts with persuasive writing examples
  • Writing prompts related to real-world issues
  • Computers or tablets with internet access (optional)


Step 1: Introduction (15 minutes)

Begin the workshop by introducing the concept of persuasive writing and its importance in various aspects of life, such as advertising, politics, and social media. Discuss the key elements of persuasive writing, including the use of evidence, logical reasoning, and emotional appeals.

Step 2: Analyzing Persuasive Writing Examples (20 minutes)

Distribute handouts with persuasive writing examples and ask students to analyze them in small groups. Encourage them to identify the techniques used by the authors to persuade the audience and discuss the effectiveness of each example.

Step 3: Writing Prompts (30 minutes)

Provide students with a choice of writing prompts related to real-world issues, such as climate change, social justice, or education. Instruct them to choose a prompt and spend the next 30 minutes brainstorming ideas and outlining their persuasive essay.

Step 4: Peer Feedback (20 minutes)

Pair up students and ask them to exchange their outlines. Instruct them to provide constructive feedback on each other's ideas, arguments, and organization. Emphasize the importance of respectful and helpful feedback.

Step 5: Writing Time (40 minutes)

Allocate time for students to start writing their persuasive essays based on their outlines and the feedback received. Encourage them to use the techniques discussed earlier and provide examples to support their arguments.

Step 6: Sharing and Discussion (15 minutes)

Invite a few students to share their essays with the class. Facilitate a discussion on the strengths and areas for improvement in each essay. Encourage students to ask questions and provide constructive feedback to further enhance their writing skills.


Assess the students' understanding and application of persuasive writing techniques through the following:

  • Reviewing the quality of their persuasive essays
  • Observing their participation in group discussions and peer feedback sessions
  • Providing individual feedback on their writing skills and improvement areas

By the end of this workshop, students should have a solid understanding of persuasive writing techniques and be able to effectively write persuasive essays on various topics.

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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1-3)

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