Opinion/persuasive writing

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  1. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Sep 30, 2001
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    Common Core standards require grade 3 students to write a persuasive/opinion piece. Does anyone see these as two different kinds of writing or are they the same?
  3. SCTeachInTX

    SCTeachInTX Fanatic

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    Opinion paper is when you are stating your opinion about a subject ... But not necessarily taking a particular side. Opinion papers are usually an extension after reading an argumentative article such as... Should kids have homework?

    A persuasive paper is def all about convincing someone to do something or think about something in a different way. In both papers you would use facts and details to validate your opinion or support your side of an argument. Can theses papers have both opinion and a persuasive stance? Absolutely. We wrote persuasive pieces by applying for a job for Santa and by trying to convince him that who was the best person for the job of elf or reindeer. The kids had a blast and Santa surely would have hired some of these guys!
  4. JustMe

    JustMe Virtuoso

    Jun 7, 2006
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    Dec 3, 2012

    They are different. The former will actively work to convince readers to agree with their opinion while an opinion paper is "just sharing". For a persuasive paper, techniques would be taught to help student accomplish their goal. An argument paper is different still and would include a rebuttal.

    This is what we have been taught, anyway.

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