Persuasive Essay Examples 7th Grade

A List Of Interesting Persuasive Essay Topics For Year 7 Students

Are you worried because you want to compose a winning persuasive essay for your school or college?

A persuasive assignment requires the students to develop a certain stance on the given subject and choose a valid topic to present their ideas. The writer of this paper should be able to convince his audience of the ideas and opinions he presents in his paper. You need to be able to convince your audience with the help of logical data, factual evidence, and concrete examples, that your paper is right and you are supporting the right stance. A large group of people may agree or disagree to your ideas depending upon their beliefs and perceptions but you do not have to worry about that. It is normal for people to have different opinions about an argument and the only way you can create a persuasive assignment

The important point you need to consider at this point is the topic that you will choose for such a paper. Sometimes you will have enough ideas to include in your paper but will not be sure where to start or how to include these ideas in your paper. Some students lack the skill of summarizing the overall scope of their assignment in one sentence. A major struggle for most of the students is to choose a title, which is able to hook the audience in your assignment and want them interested in knowing more about your project. The topic of your paper is a critical thing about your writing process because it decides much about your assignment. You may have to add or improve the topic in the later stage depending upon the scope of your paper and the direction of the assignment. You need to make sure that the topic you choose for your assignment is fresh and unique. Avoid talking about a topic that is obsolete or over dragged and come up with fresh ideas to write the paper

Here is a list of ideas and suggestions you can keep in mind for writing your paper for 7th grade

Persuasive essay topics for 7th grade students

  1. The role of finances is huge in happy marriages
  2. Love should be the sole criteria for selecting a life partner
  3. Money cannot buy everything in the world
  4. Life is not a tough job
  5. Religion promotes oppression of women

When I started my first job as a professional newspaper reporter (This job also served as an internship during my junior year in college — I just didn’t leave for about 6 years.), I quickly realized that all my experience, and all my years of journalism education had not been enough to help me write stories about drug busts, fatal car accidents and tornadoes. All the theoretical work I’d done, and all of the nifty little scholastic and collegiate stories I had done, did not prepare me for real world writing.

At that point, I had to find a solution quickly. After all, I had a deadline to meet, and it was only a few hours away.

One of my colleagues, who also served as a mentor, had the solution. She introduced me to the newspaper’s “morgue.” This was a room filled with filing cabinets in which we kept old — dead — stories arranged by reporter. Whenever I wasn’t’ sure how to write a story, all I had to do was check the morgue for similar stories. If I needed to write a story about a local drug bust, for example, I’d find another story on a similar incident, study its structure, and mentally create a formula in which to plugin the information I’d gathered.

Once I’d gained more experience, and had internalized the formula for that particular type of story, I felt free to branch out as the situation — and my training — warranted.

I do the same thing when I want to write a type of letter, brochure, or report that I’ve never written before.

This is what writing looks like in the real world.

Research by “Write Like This” author Kelly Gallagher indicates that if we want students to grow as writers, we need to provide them with good writing to read, study, and emulate. My personal experience backs this up, as does the old adage “all writing is rewriting,” oft quoted by everyone from LA screenwriters to New York Times bestselling authors.

Of course, if you’re a new teacher like me, there is one problem with providing mentor texts to my students: I have a dearth of middle school level writing sitting around in my file cabinets.

Fortunately, the Internet is full of sources, so I scoured the bowels of Google to find examples. I know how busy you are, so I’m sharing.

Expository writing examples for middle school

Below are several sources of expository writing samples for middle school students.

Finally, here is an article in the New York Times that will help you teach your students real-world expository writing skills.

Descriptive writing examples for middle school

Narrative writing examples for middle school

Argumentative/persuasive writing examples for middle school

Reflective writing examples for middle school

If you know of any other online writing example sources, please feel free to share them in the comments below.


I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma graduate student, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students’ voices and choices.

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