Author:
JOY HAMM
Subject:
English as a Second Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
Tags:
  • EL Teacher Network
  • ESL
  • Persuasive
  • Writing a Letter
  • el-teacher-network
    License:
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    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    Persuasive Letter to Principal Outline

    Persuasive Letter to Principal Outline

    Overview

    Scaffold your ELs persuasive letter writing with this outline I created. You can change the prompt and still use the outline help students with structure/organized writing. This is an excellent writing review before ACCESS testing. 

    Persuasive Letter Outline

                             School Uniform Persuasive Letter Outline  

    Your principal is thinking about requiring students to wear school uniforms next year.

    Write a letter persuading your principal why students should or should not wear uniforms.  *Use the format below to help structure your writing.*

     

     

    Dear__________,

     

    Paragraph 1: Introduction (You need to grab the principal’s attention with a question, a fact, an interesting opinion). Followed by 3 strong reasons (thesis) why students should or should not be required to wear uniforms.

     

    Paragraph 2: My first reason,

    1….

    2…. (Also, Therefore, Furthermore--other transition words)

    3… details that support your first reason. At least 4-5 sentences.

     

    P3:  My next reason,

    1…

    2…

    3...details.  At least 4-5 sentences. (Don’t forget transition words!)

     

    P4: The last reason why school uniforms should/should not...

    1…

    2…

    3...details. At least 4-5 sentences and smooth transitions.

       

           

     P5: Conclusion.  Sum up/review your three main reasons for or against wearing school uniforms and finish with a strong sentence that will persuade your principal to agree with your argument.

     

     

    Sincerely,

                                ________________