August 23, 2014
After the Essay Map post I shared a few days ago, today I am sharing with you another wonderful web tool from the popular Read Write Think. Persuasion Map is a powerful application that helps students hone in their writing skill. Using this web tool students will be able to practice and experiment with persuasive writing style.
Here is how Persuasion Map works. First, students start with identifying their thesis statement or goal. Then, they move on to determine three main supporting arguments to back up their thesis statement or claim. For each of these supporting arguments they are asked to provide a substantiated fact or a set of examples to validate it. All of these ideas are sketched in an interactive map graphic that students can draw on to organize their arguments. Then end product or finished map can then be saved, emailed, or printed.