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Crafting Opinion and Persuasive Papers
Crafting Opinion and Persuasive Papers
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Crafting Opinion and Persuasive Papers

Learning how to write opinion and persuasive papers is essential. Your students’ performance on state assessments—and their overall development as young writers—depends on their ability to handle this demanding genre. In Crafting Opinion and Persuasive Papers, Tim Clifford explains the instructional steps needed to develop both opinion and persuasive papers. From evaluating positions to adding support, he presents lessons with the genre-specific Target Skills® you need to support your students’ progress. Invaluable for content-area and language-arts teachers, this book will help you teach your students to examine the validity of claims, comprehend the differences between fact and fiction, support positions with evidence, and understand audience and author’s purpose. Instruction in the craft of opinion and persuasive writing will also enable your students to make informed judgments about the validity of the messages to which they are exposed, a vital skill in this information-rich age.

PublisherMaupin House
BrandMaupin House
Age Level- Years
Trim Size8 1/2 x 11
Page Count120

Tim Clifford

Tim Clifford

Tim Clifford is a native New Yorker who has taught English for the last 18 years in New York City schools. His experience has given him insight into teaching writing skills to diverse populations. As a middle-school English teacher, he felt the need for resources specifically targeted to students in this age group, and so he decided to fill the gap by writing his first book, The Middle School Writing Toolkit. He is also the author of Crafting Opinion and Persuasive Papers (Maupin House), three books from Rourke's Let's Explore Science series, and three volumes from Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia. Tim is a graduate of SUNY/New Paltz, where he earned his B.A. in English. He earned a Masters degree in English/Secondary Education from the City University of New York at Queens College.

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