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Persuasive Writing Assignment Michael vs LeBron

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Total Pages: 17 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 days
File Size: 2 MB
File Type: Zip

Persuasive Writing Assignment Michael vs LeBron

In this engaging Persuasive Writing Assignment Michael vs LeBron, 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.

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Persuasive Writing Assignment Michael vs LeBron – Resource 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

Persuasive Writing Assignment Michael vs LeBron – Teacher Feedback:

  1. “Loved this persuasive writing unit so much! I have quite a few basketball fans in the class and so it was quite the hit. Thanks!”
  2. “This was a great lesson that I could leave for one day with a sub (the listening and T-chart part). Students enjoyed it because it was sports-related.”
  3. “My students were so engaged in this activity. Basketball is of great interest in my room and they ate this up!”
  4. “Even my reluctant writers were excited about this writing activity!”

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