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{FREE!} Persuasive Writing Prompts - these thought-provoking prompts will get your students thinking, talking, and writing about a variety of high-interest topics.

Here are 24 thought-provoking prompts to jump-start persuasive writing. The Common Core standards put a strong emphasis on persuasive writing skills. These prompts allow students to experiment with a variety of types of writing with a common purpose.

Cut up paint chips or scraps of colored paper to create student assessment cards. | 35 Money-Saving DIYs For Teachers On A Budget

Marzano: "This is probably one of my favorite things for my classroom so far. Its a little self-assessment flip chart. I have made one for each student and it will sit on the corner of their desk. It is small enough that it wont be embarrassing for the