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Title: Drafting Board
Summary: Students get persuasive skills with delightful civics-based essay tool
Pros: The step-by-step process makes persuasive essay writing much less intimidating; clear tools build kids' confidence in argumentative writing.
Cons: Unfortunately, it isn't possible to use your own issues with the site; you'll have to follow one of the pre-loaded lesson plans.
Bottom Line: It's a fantastically detailed tool that helps kids through every step of persuasive essay writing.
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