Reason 2 and support Be sure to use facts and not just opinions. Step 3: Brainstorm a list of editorial topics. Have students locate examples of facts and opinions, highlighting each with alternate colors.
Distribute newspaper and magazine editorials you've collected beforehand. With access to the Internet, encyclopedias, books, magazines, newspapers, and other sources, students can confirm, expound, and clarify their reasons to further support the topics they've selected.
Examples include: car owners should obey the rules of the road, or people suffering from morbid obesity should watch their diet. Or perhaps an opinion piece on American tall tales!
Step 8 Give examples to help students visualize what persuasive language is as they write the body of the article.