Group Activity on Persuasive Writing in 9th Grade English Lit

Students in Ms. Ferguson’s 9th Grade English Lit classes participated in a group activity to introduce them to their new unit on persuasive writing. In their groups, students were given a prompt/scenario that the group had to collectively agree or disagree with. Once they decided on their position, they had to use markers and posters to write the three reasons why they chose to agree or disagree, along with evidence to support those reasons. They then presented their positions to the whole class to try to persuade everyone to agree with their positions.