Young students often feel unheard in an adult-dominated society, but with persuasive writing, they come to know that what they think matters and what they have to say can make a difference. That's a powerful motivation to write! In this lesson, you'll learn how to walk your students through the prewriting step, where they'll choose a topic, decide on a position statement, and research evidence that supports their view. Next, you'll help them learn to hook their readers in their introduction, use different persuasive appeals in the body of their essay, and leave a memorable impact with their conclusion. Finally, you'll help them avoid the pitfalls of certain fallacies that can undermine their efforts.