Should We Raise the Titanic? Persuade Me!


Last week, we wrote and edited our first persuasive writing paragraphs on the topic of raising the Titanic.  Our writing must include the following components:

  • a title
  • an introductory sentence stating our position
  • three supporting sentences (plus elaboration for an A grade)
  • a concluding sentence
  • proper grammar, punctuation and spelling

Click here for our persuasive writing evaluation rubric.

Click here for an interactive online persuasion map to help you organize your thoughts and map out your argument.

Here are our FIRST drafts.  Which one is most persuasive?

Arguments For Raising the Titanic

Arguments Against Raising the Titanic

Now, join the debate.  Should we raise the Titanic?  Vote here.


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