Persuasive Writing Assignment Michael vs LeBron | Distance Learning


Persuasive Writing Assignment – Michael vs LeBron | PDF and Digital Formats: In this engaging assignment, students practice gathering evidence from a podcast (oral text) and use that evidence to support their writing. After listening to the evidence presented by the podcast, students must decide who is the greatest of all-time (GOAT) basketball player LeBron James or Michael Jordan.


Language Warning: “Damn” is said twice, and “pissed off” is said once. One real swear word is said and properly bleeped out.


Assignment Includes:

  • Detailed teacher lesson plan
  • T-Chart graphic organizer
  • Persuasive writing assignment choice board (3 choices – essay, slideshow, podcast)
  • Answer key
  • Grading options: rubric or points-based


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