Lesson 6: Writing Persuasively

Lesson 6

Take Action - Writing Persuasively

Finding the Balance Between
Facts & Opinions


After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Revise their commentaries for content

Students reread their commentaries, revising them to balance facts and opinions.
Guiding Questions:
  • How can we strengthen our use of facts and opinions to make our point?
Recommended Time:
90 minutes

Common Core State Standards:
Commentary packet that contains the following:

2: Copies of the following commentaries and/or appropriate substitutes:

Starve, Get Aid, Repeat” by Craig and Marc Kielburger
Technology Required:
Lessons design:
  • Instruct students to revisit the commentary examples that they highlighted for facts and opinions, reminding them about the conclusions they drew from that lesson.

  • Explain that they will be doing the same work today, highlighting their own writing for facts and opinions.

  • Students should revise their commentaries based on their findings, adding factual information if necessary and/or strengthening the opinions in the piece.
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