Persuasive Writing Idea - This book will be read as a motivation and then discussed as a class. Before completing their art person/persuasive letter, the students will fill out this chart as part of the guided practice. This along with the art person project will be done after the teacher talks about persuasive writing.
Persuasive writing: The neat thing about this book is that on the last page, the author leaves the end of the story up to the reader! I have my kids write persuasively to convince the kid to either save the ant or squish it. I use this as a great warm up to writing persuasively. Two other recommendations: Earrings! by Judith Voirst and Old Henry, by Joan W. Blos