Learning Persuasive Writing & Argument (US English Edition) Grades 4-8

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Learning how to write to persuade and argue is an essential writing skill needed to write articles and letters - required throughout the school curriculum. Young writers will be taught to develop their points of view, in order to convince their target audience to believe in something - whether it is an exotic holiday destination or signing a petition. What s more, they will be taught how to make a point and provide evidence and comments to support their argument. They will learn to write a balanced argument, build up a counter argument and knock it down. They will be shown how to use literary techniques in their writing. More than this, the book contains a lively collection of writings for older children and teenagers: discursive topics on topical issues, poems and a play script, inspired by the work of children, their purpose, to provide starting points to help your child write. Learning Persuasive Writing and Argument is ideal for home study and will reinforce the work done in school. It is a companion to the other books in our series, Creative Story Writing and Information Writing. By working methodically through this book the student will grow in confidence and learn to enjoy writing. Please note, this is the US Edition. The U.K. Edition is also listed.