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Grade 5 Writing - Structure of a Persuasive Essay

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Writing a persuasive piece should begin by introducing the topic clearly. In the essay or piece, an opinion should be stated. Finally, the student should determine the structure of the essay. The ideas of the essay should be grouped logically. In this quiz, students will answer questions about the beginning stages of writing a persuasive essay.

1.
Which of the following statements would be a good way to introduce the topic below?
TOPIC: Should pets be allowed to come to school with students?
What is your favorite pet?
Pets are the animals that live in people's houses.
Students should be allowed to bring their pets to class.
A pit bull walks into your classroom one day followed by a poodle.
This introduction would draw in the reader's attention.
2.
Which of the following is an opinion about the topic?
TOPIC: Should pets be allowed to come to school with students?
Dogs are helpful animals because they assist the blind.
Schools should allow pets since they can be helpful to the students.
I would prefer to have a dog than a goldfish.
If a pet walked into school, I might be afraid of it.
This states an opinion and it answers the question.
3.
How should this essay be organized for the topic below?
TOPIC: Should pets be allowed to come to school with students?
Reasons should be stated for allowing pets into schools.
Data should be provided of the types of dogs that provide assistance to people.
Descriptions of how dogs will interact and behave at a school.
Descriptions of stories when a pet is allowed in the school.
These reasons would support the topic.
4.
Which of the following statements would be a good way to introduce the topic below?
TOPIC: How can people help the environment?
Everyone should take better care of the environment.
Did you know that 40% of the rivers are polluted?
It is important to take care of the environment so it will be a joyful place to live.
The environment is the area that includes the natural world.
This question grabs the reader's attention.
5.
Which of the following is an opinion about the topic?
TOPIC: How can people help the environment?
Stopping factories from dumping pollutants into the local rivers is the most important thing that can be done.
One way to help the environment would be to pick up litter.
Everyone can help the environment in many ways.
Pollution is the destruction of the environment by humans.
This statement is an opinion and it answers the question.
6.
How should this essay be organized for the topic below?
TOPIC: How can people help the environment?
Describe the ways people harm the environment.
Explain why people should stop polluting.
Describe ways that people can stop pollution.
Detail stories about harming the environment.
This would pertain to the topic.
7.
Which of the following statements would be a good way to introduce the topic below?
TOPIC: Should everyone be required to produce their own food?
Only people who are trained should grow their own food.
Growing your own food is great.
More Americans are growing their own food than ever before.
If I grew my own food, I would probably go hungry.
This statement catches the reader's attention.
8.
Which of the following is an opinion about the topic?
TOPIC: Should everyone be required to produce their own food?
Not everyone has the means to grow their own food.
People should not be required to grow their own food.
Farmers usually grow their own food and sell the rest.
Growing your own food takes a lot of experience.
This opinion answers the topic.
9.
How should this essay be organized for the topic below?
TOPIC: Should everyone be required to produce their own food?
List of farms that grow their own food.
Explanations about why people should not have to grow their own food.
Stories about growing your own food.
Descriptions of farms where the farmers and his families grow their own food.
Reasons or explanations would support this topic.
10.
In a persuasive essay, where is the opinion usually stated?
Anywhere in the essay.
In the second paragraph.
In the first introductory sentence.
In the thesis statement.
The opinion is stated in the thesis statement.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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