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Persuasive Sentence Starters

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Have your students begin their persuasive writing with a strong sentence starter.

These persuasive sentence starters will help to get your students… well, started! Set them out on the right track with these strong opening statements. Give your students a copy each for their books or print out on A3, laminate and cut them and then put them up in your room.

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.1
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.1
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.A
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.A
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.C
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.A
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer's purpose.


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  • What a great resource to have on hand.

    Comment by Deb S74 on November 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm


  • Is it possible to change the font on this one?

    Comment by Katelyn Williamson on August 22, 2016 at 10:51 pm


    • Hi Katelyn,

      Thank you for your comment. We have updated the font on this resource and it is available to download again now.

      Kind regards
      Jill

      Official comment by Jill (Teach Starter) on August 30, 2016 at 9:11 pm


  • Is there any possibility of getting one of these for narratives/imaginative?

    Comment by Tahli Caban on March 14, 2018 at 7:57 am


    • Hi Tahli, thanks for your message and request.

      I have found a couple of resources that may be helpful for you when focusing on narratives and imaginative writing. I hope that you find these useful:

      Narrative Sentence Starter Cards

      Imaginative Writing Stimulus Wheels

      If this is not exactly what you are looking for, please feel free to suggest it via the Changes & Updates tab above. Your request will be voted on by the community. Each week, our team creates the most popular request. If your request hits the top of the list, we’ll be happy to make it for you!

      Have a great day, Tahli.

      Official comment by Alison Smith on March 14, 2018 at 8:45 am


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