INSTRUCTION - This would be great to read aloud and then post as an anchor chart in a late primary or junior classroom (maybe modify the vocabulary to avoid frustration). Make sure to really exaggerate the monotonous nature of using the same sentence length over and over, and the flow and excitement of varying the lengths! A great way for students to really understand how prosody relates to writing convention.
Argumentative v Persuasive Writing--Download a chart that defines the differences between opinion, persuasive, and argumentative writing along with their purposes, techniques, components, etc. It's helpful to compare what students already know about opinion/persuasive writing as you introduce them to the new and less familiar concepts of argumentative writing.