Improving Writing Performance: A Strategy for Writing Persuasive Essays
This module described factors that contribute to students’ difficulties with written expression. The elements of the writing process were also presented. Students must understand these elements in order to integrate their thoughts, ideas, and content information into cohesive written essays. The module then provided an overview of the research-validated POW+TREE strategy, which can be used to teach persuasive writing.
Torri Lienemann, PhD
Director of the Graduate Special Education Program
Concordia University, Nebraska
Listen as Torri Lienemann summarizes the benefits of implementing a writing strategy for students (time: 0:42).
Revisiting Initial Thoughts
Think back to your responses to the Initial Thoughts questions at the beginning of this module. After working through the Perspectives & Resources, do you still agree with those responses? If not, what aspects about them would you change?
What should Ms. Lin know in order to provide effective writing instruction?
What could Ms. Lin do to help her students learn to write persuasive essays?
When you are ready, proceed to the Assessment section.