To begin, I read this hilariously adorable book:
In this book a boy writes letters to his mom trying to convince her to get him an iguana. The mom writes back to him giving him reasons why he shouldn't. He keeps coming back with more reasons to convince her. It's perfect for introducing persuasive writing.
I thought we'd use this to brainstorm ideas for our letter:
frames by That Girl and scrappincop
In the center, they will write the animal of their choice. Then they would answer the questions in each box to get ideas for their letter.
This version below is slightly different. The last box has a different question. I'm not sure which I want to use yet, so included both.
Then, they'll write their letter:
I made another version without the clipart for you all in case the page looked too "busy" (and there are two different choices for the title).
I also made two writing rubrics to help with grading these persuasive letters. There are only two small differences between the two rubrics. One is traditional 6 writing traits and the other has a separate spelling section in place of word choice.
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