A focus on Evidence. T. I.E .E. Definition of Evidence. To persuade the reader using… Anecdotes Specific Examples Definitions Vivid Descriptions Expert Opinions Statistics and facts. .
To persuade the reader using…
Once, when I was in middle school, the kids would
always. . .
Hey, I remember the time when I had to carry my . . .
Mrs. Bacca, baseball teaches great character.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My coach’s words have helped me in the classroom, too!
Add an anecdote to the following paragraph:
Esteemed members of the Board of Education, a playground at American Prep Academy will improve the health of the students.
We had a barrage of different weather last week: hail, rain, snow, and sunshine.
My brother always seems to pick on me. For instance, he hides my soccer shoes before a game.
The cats were all acting like they were crazy. For example, one jumped at me with all …
The game of golf does not discriminate against age. People of any age can go out and play a round of golf whenever they want; this is not true of most sports: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________. Golf is a sound investment that will last you a lifetime.
Add a Specific Example to the following paragraph:
Secondly, Mom, in addition to saving money, carpooling will benefit the environment.
Mrs. Bacca, the bullying problem at our school is in direct violation of the Ambassador Program. The Ambassador Program is a system of ethics and character with which we try to live by at American Preparatory Academy. It represents f respect, enthusiasm, achievement, citizenship, and hard work. Respect is very much in danger.
One of the best programs at our school is something called Winterim.
Add a definition to the following paragraph.
Mrs. Bacca, Free Jean Day provides an in-valuable incentive to achieve at our school.
Mom, did you know, according to a poll in Times Magazine, 98% of all parents surveyed said they let their child stay up until 1:00 AM on the weekends?
A recent article in the World Medicine Journal said that kids who smoke at an early ageare prone to heart attacks later in life.
Another craze to sweep America was the low-carbdiet.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
Add a fact or statistic to the following paragraph:
Mom, I think that it is time to sell your stock; the money you will be making is well worth it.
Dr. Stein, a five-year veterinarian from the animal shelter, agreed when she said,
“Vaccinating cats and dogs against parasites is the single best gift a pet owner can give.”
Another reason to graduate from high school is that even technical jobs require a diploma. Jared Turner from Best Performance Welding magazinestates, “________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.”
Add an expert opinion to the following paragraph:
Mom, you should wear your seatbelt so you don’t get hurt.
The sound of my phone cut through the silent class, and
I anxiously dug into my backpack to grab it before Mrs. Bacca,
the writing teacher, noticed. Pawing through
Chapstick, lipstick, gum wrappers, and rubber hair wraps,
my hand darted around the deep pockets of my khaki pants.
Must shut off ringer, I thought.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________and then I hear it: “Someone has stolen my phone.”
Add a vivid description to the following paragraph:
Mr. Sheneman, the foremost reason the new American Prep should have a pool is the joy it will generate for the students.