Twisting Arms: Teaching Students How to Write to Persuade

Twisting Arms: Teaching Students How to Write to Persuade

by Dawn DiPrince


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Take your students step-by-step through the process of writing a persuasive paper using the easy-to-use, easy-to-understand lessons in Twisting Arms. The book also includes helpful information on conducting research, avoiding plagiarism, rebutting arguments, and more. Best of all, Twisting Arms helps students start with a topic that they are already passionate about and funnel their opinions into an organized and persuasive paper.

Some of the topics included in this book include fact versus opinion, avoiding wish-washy terms, Aristotle’s three modes of persuasion, plagiarism, using tradition words, and much more.

Grades 8–12

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781877673658
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Pages: 92
Sales rank: 1,006,219
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Dawn DiPrince loves to teach writing. She has helped many people, from age 7 to 87, to become writers. She has taught poetry, journalism and other writing to middle school students at a local after-school program.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great resource for teaching opinion/argument. It is appropriate for fifth grade, or higher, and could be used to develop a unit of study. It is very comprehensive and aligned with the CCSS.