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Persuasive Writing & Reasons - Best is Last! 

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Prewrite:  Brainstorm & Organize

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The Goal:  


You will brainstorm using a mind map.  You will then look for evidence to support your reasons, based on your statement of claim.    Then, use the mind map and evidence to complete a writing scaffold.  This will help you developing your "Best is Last" argument and organize your writing. 

What is your topic?  What is your statement of claim?  What evidence do you need to prove your claim?

Use your DOK, the purpose and audience given to you.


1.  Make a copy of the printable.  It has both the brainstorming step AND the writing scaffold.


Don't know how to make a copy?  Check out "How do I...? on the right.

  • Call your copy, " [My name] Brainstorm & Scaffold for Best is Last"

2.  READ the instructions on the new document you just made.  If you need to review the video from the last lesson, please do that.

3.  When you complete your mind map, email a copy to Mrs. G.


4.  When you finish the writing scaffold, submit a shareable link below.  Use "text reply" icon.

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