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Persuasive nonfictionoffers an opinion about a certaintopic. The author’s purpose is toconvince you to agree with his orher viewpoint. A good persuasivetext includes specific, factualevidence and strong reasoning tosupport the argument. It also coversmore than one side of an issue togive a complete picture of it. Lookat this photo. What argument mightpersuade people to tear down anold but historic building and putup a new one in its place? Whatargument might convince them tokeep and restore the building?PersuasiveNonfictionLesson 10Skills FocusLet’s Serve Healthier School MealsAsk and Answer QuestionsReasons and EvidenceNo More Supersized Sodas! /Let Me Drink What I Want!SummarizeAuthor’s OpinionPersuasive Nonfiction221Duplicating any part of this book is prohibited by law. © 2014 Triumph Learning, LLC
Practice the SkillFirst ReadAsk and Answer QuestionsA helpful reading strategy is toask and answer questions. As youread, you might ask yourself questions about the topic or the author’sideas. You might ask yourself questions about the author’s purposefor writing or what the author is trying to persuade you to think. Forexample, you might ask yourself, “What does the author want me tothink about solaruni00A0energy?” or “What does the author say I can do tomake my community cleaner?”As you read, look for details that can help you answer your questions.Most likely, you will find the answers further on in the text.Try ItRead the following paragraph from a persuasive essay.It’s true that pets are a big responsibility, but they also have manybenefits. Small pets, such as hamsters or rabbits or lizards, are ideal ifyou don’t have a yard. Rodents, reptiles, and fish are fun to watch anddon’t require much attention. For example, you don’t have to walk themevery day. Cats don’t need a yard either, but they rarely come when youcall them. Dogs are the most work, but they make great pets. They needlots of exercise and plenty of attention. They are also playful and loyal.You’ll always have a friend if you have a dog.DiscussWhen reading a persuasive text, ask yourself questionsabout the author’s purpose and how he or she is trying topersuade you. What animal does the author think is thebest pet to own? Underline the details that tell you.As you read, record your answers about asking and answeringquestions on the Close Reading Worksheet on page 289.222Lesson 10 •Persuasive NonfictionDuplicating any part of this book is prohibited by law. © 2014 Triumph Learning, LLC
Practice the SkillSecond Read Reasons and EvidenceA persuasive text presents the author’s argument for or against anissue. In persuasive writing, the author raises important points andsupports them with strong reasons and evidence.Reasonstell whysomething is true. They answer the question “Why should I believeyou?”Evidenceis information that supports the reasons. Types ofevidence include facts, statistics, and examples.

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