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7th Grade - Purpose for Writing

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Identify the purpose for writing (i.e., to inform, to describe, to explain, to persuade, to entertain). SPI 0701.3.1


Links verified on 5/28/2014


  1. Expository Writing:
    1. Expository Writing - Eight different examples of expository organizational patterns
    2. Expository Writing Prompts - 100 prompts
    3. A Lesson in Expository Writing -The Personal Touch: - This lesson uses examples of such communication as a springboard for practice in expository writing. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    4. Expository Writing Tips! - The information was taken from "Blowing Away the State Writing Assessment Test" by Jane Bell Kiester available through Maupin House Publishing.
    5. Expository Writing Plan - Use this information to help create your essays.
  2. Narrative Writing :
    1. Multiple Paragraph Essay - Pointers on writing an essay. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    2. Narrative Essay - Article and help on writing narrative essay.
    3. Step by step guide - Guide on writing an essay.
    4. Student Writing Tools Handbook - Transitions, rubrics, grammar, citations, and more [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This is an Adobe Acrobat document
    5. Template for writing a narrative - Scaffolding guide for students This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPersuade Me - Using junk mail from home, students will be able to recognize and use persuasive techniques. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Persuasive writing
    1. Can you Convince me? - Lesson plan
    2. Graphic Organizer - scaffolding aid for your students as they plan their essay [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    3. Truth in Advertising - In this lesson you will: read and identify various types of advertisements, analyze advertisements for examples of persuasive writing, generalizing, exaggeration, and scare tactics, and write responses to ads that you’ve analyzed
    4. Persuasive Writing Prompts used in past Writing Assessments in Tennessee Resources from the Tennessee Assessment pages- Grade 5 ; Grade 8 [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    5. Persuasive Writing Prompts from a home schooling site
    6. Scholastic's Writing Workshop - You already spend a lot of time trying to persuade your parents or teachers to allow you to watch more TV or do less homework. Now you can use those same skills to write a persuasive essay!
    7. Writing to Persuade - Persuasion means making someone with a different point of view from your own change their mind to your way of thinking.
    8. Writing to Persuade Rubric - Perhaps your students can understand writing to persuade better by seeing this rubric.
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsSeeing Integration from Different Viewpoints - uses The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles A lesson plan can be found at this site

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