Persuasion Map is a tool created by ReadWriteThink which is supported by the International Literacy Association. This is a graphic organizer that allows students to create a “map” of their argument before writing a persuasive essay. The map organizes students thoughts on the side of the argument they are taking. Each map is given a title so that students can save them and come back to them when needed. This is an online graphic organizer but if students do not have access to computers then there is a print out of the map available. I used the persuasion map for a social studies lesson. Fourth graders learned about voting rights. They wrote persuasive essays, from the view of a woman, in which they wrote about why women should have voting rights.
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