Oh, Pretty Please! .... Persuasive Writing

Please, oh please! Facts, Examples, Reasons!Try to convince me!

Next week we are going to begin our persuasive writing unit. I love incorporating literature into my writing lessons, so I have a stash of favorite persuasive texts and have been brainstorming which to start with this year.
  I Wanna Iguana is my favorite! It is great for letter writing too. Just kill knock out two birds with one stone (wouldn't want to kill them that would be wrong) and write a persuasive letter.

Earrings is a cute persuasive book, especially for girls.
It is easy to relate how Charlie feel.
Everybody has just HAD to have something before.

  All Ike LaRue wants to return home to his owner and other comforts that come with being at home. Dear Mrs. LaRue is a humor story that children enjoy listening to an rereading. Another great book to use with letter writing and persuasive!

So.... I think I will start with reading Dear Mrs. LaRue to my class. To ease our way into persuasive writing we will write an interactive letter together. I am going to then have my class pick a side: is indoor recess or outside recess better? You'd be surprised how many of my kids love it when we stay inside. I think this is a good topic to start with.

I created this graphic organizer to help them with their brainstorming. Click the link to print a copy. Thanks to Scrappin Doodles for the fun purple background!

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