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Description: This book is part of Pam Allyn's highly popular Core Ready program, a dynamic series of books that gives educators critical tools for navigating the Common Core Standards effectively, fluidly, and successfully. Using the information presented in the series, educators see how to take complex concepts related to the standards and turn them into practical, specific, everyday lessons. The books address the needs of all learners, including ELL and special needs diverse learners, and cover the uses of technology and new media.The Power to Persuade focuses on the understanding and recognition of the essential structures of opinion and argument through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Included are lesson sets on:Grade K--I Have a Voice: What Is an Opinion?Grade 1--What I Think and Why: Supporting Ideas with ReasonGrade 2--5Ws and 1H: Advertising and Promotional WritingThe grade K lessons lay the foundation of understanding what an opinion is. The grade 1 lessons build on this understanding and introduce the concept of using evidence and reason to support an opinion. And the grade 2 lessons put the skills to work in a rigorous but exciting and fun set of lessons with real-world implications that bring the ideas to life. Additional attention is devoted to developing effective listening, conversation, and speaking behaviors when discussing, collaborating, or debating with peers.With this book as a guide student see how to:Recognize and develop opinion and argument through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.Foster an awareness of purpose and point of view by examining the views of others and developing individual ideas and voice.Consider their own passions, viewpoints, and reasoning by exploring opinion in real life, literature, and a variety of persuasive genres.Practice effective listening, conversation, and oral speaking behaviors.