Lesson 8: Writing Persuasively

Lesson 8

Take Action - Writing Persuasively

Adding Comparisons to
Support Your Claims


After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Develop an outline for their commentary

Students revise their commentaries to add comparisons.
Guiding Questions:
  • How can adding comparisons strengthen our commentaries?
Recommended Time:
45 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:
  • Explain that good persuasive writers use comparisons to support their claims.
  • Comparisons can…
1. Be written as similes
2. Be written as metaphors
3. Use hyperbole
  • Ask students to find examples of comparisons in the Commentary Packet.

  • Share discovered examples.

  • Students find places in their drafts where they might be able to add effective and compelling comparisons as support.
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