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Asking for a raise


Students engage in a scenario where they use the strategies of persuasive writing to write a professional letter asking for a raise.

Big idea

People can increase their income by acquiring more experience and job skills, which often leads to higher compensation.

Essential questions

  • When is the right time to ask for a raise?
  • What’s an effective way to ask for a raise?


  • Understand how to prepare to ask for a raise
  • Apply effective strategies when asking for a raise

What students will do

  • Explore the concept of persuasive writing.
  • Write a letter asking for a raise from an imaginary boss.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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