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Persuasive Writing & Reasons - Best is Last!
DOK, Purpose, & Audience
You will write a reasons expanded paragraph on a topic of your choice. You will use the "Best is Last" strategy to present the reasons for your claim.
Choose an issue you have a strong opinion about. Construct a statement of claim that clearly shows your view on this matter. Then identify three reasons to support your claim.
You will use your depth of knowledge at the NEED TO KNOW or NICE TO KNOW levels to persuade the reader that your statment of claim is THE best opinion to have.
Your audience is made up of people who, at first glance, would disagree with you! But, because you present your evidence and examples in a "Best is Last" strategy, you win over your critics!
When you understand the DOK, Purpose and Audience, go on to the Brainstorming stage.