Persuasive Writing

Earth Day

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Earth Day is a great time to teach students how to write a persuasive essay. So many things in our world need our care. Have students select one of these causes. Students then write an essay to convince other to save the earth. Suggested writing topics include the following:

  • recycling
  • saving water
  • cleaning up natural habitats
  • the danger of oil spills
  • conserving oil and other natural resources
  • the harmful effects of disposable diapers
  • protecting endangered species
Earth Day Facts


The links under the images will take you to different blog posts. In the "Teaching the Persuasive Technique" posts you will find defintions for the different techniques. Commerical videos are embedded in these posts to make it easy to plan a lesson on identifying different types of persuasive techniques.