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Persuade the Aliens!

Subjects

  • Arts & Humanities
    Language Arts

Grades

  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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Brief Description

Students write a persuasive essay to persuade their superiors on a faraway planet to adopt a custom, a behavior, or an item (for example, baseball, shopping, or a vacuum cleaner) they observed on a visit to Earth.

Objectives

Students will
  • select a custom, a behavior, or an item to write about;
  • consider all the reasons an alien culture might want to adopt this Earthly custom, behavior, or item;
  • write a persuasive argument for adopting the Earthly custom, behavior, or item;
  • include five strong reasons in their arguments.

Keywords

alien, space, writing, argue, argument, persuade, persuasive, custom, culture

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

  • writing materials

Lesson Plan

Click Alien Report to see the entire lesson on the University of Northern Illinois Lesson Exchange.

Assessment

Students earn 1 point for each persuasive argument they make in their essays. A passing score is 4 or better.

Lesson Plan Source

University of Northern Illinois Lesson Exchange

National Standards

LANGUAGE ARTS: English

See additional writing lessons in Make the "Write" Impression.

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