Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about persuasive text and provide evidence from text to support their analysis. Students are expected to explain how an author uses language to present information to influence what the reader thinks or does.
Persuasive texts are passages that make the reader want to do something. Such texts show what the author thinks about a subject. The author wants the reader to also think the same way about the subject.
In a persuasive text, the author often wants the reader to:
agree with the author. (example, agree that everyone should recycle)
take an action. (example, vote for a person running to be Class President)
buy a product. (example, buy a backpack that can be folded)