Are you getting ready for Open House? We’ve been working hard getting ready and I feel like there is still a lot we want to do…one of the projects we’ve been working on is our first persuasive writing project of the year.
I’ve found animals are always a good way to engage students. Max and Ellie are constantly a great source of inspiration. Very few of my students actually have pets and so they have adopted Max and Ellie as their own. The book I Wanna Iguana inspired my students to write letters to their parents trying to convince them to get a family pet.
I’ve put together a freebie so if you’re looking for an idea for persuasive writing you don’t have to look far! This will work for English or Spanish writing, for all my bilingual/dual language friends. Click the image below to download it from my TpT:
The BEST part about the whole project was today. Last night I found all sorts of fun images of different cats/dogs/fish. I had a thought bubble saved on PowerPoint and projected it on the white screen. Then each student was able to choose from the selection of pictures. I took a picture of the student standing in front of the giant thought bubble with their dream pet. We put these pictures on their final draft – very cute!
Here’s mine, trying to convince the “angry mermaid” to get another cat (but not really!)
Here are the cutest kids (smiles) ever:
I believe for Open House we will put the final draft together with our brainstorming organizer, cloze sentence letter and rough draft. I want parents to see the whole writing process. I’ll share when that’s done…Until then here you can see what the final draft looks like…(in a washed out sort of way)
The weekend is in sight!