Writing a Persuasive Paper
I really need to go to the mall! I need a cookie!........
Kids use persuasion all the time.
I even use it quite a bit myself!
I am sitting here doing my writing lesson plans for next week and put together a chart I will project on the board to use for my mini lesson on Author's Purpose. We will actually be talking about this in reading and writing, with the main focus being on persuasive writing. I thought I would share in case you would like to use. The author's purpose chart will be FREE, but you may want to include it with my persuasive writing lesson that I have in my Teachers Pay Teachers store, so check that out by clicking the link below.
Before I display this chart, I will probably say something like, "Did you know authors love PIE?" and then I will probably say, "Oh yes... look... I am an author and I love PIE!", and then I will open a Little Debbie Oatmeal Pie and take a bite....HA!... something like that always gets their attention. Then of course, I will display the chart and we will discuss it, and then I will probably give them a half of a pie to reinforce that they too are authors, and so they will get some pie. (nice teacher, ah?)
Click here to view my persuasive writing lesson using Oreo cookies.
This is a third activity on Author's Purpose you can have your students do for a literacy center. They complete this one individually on a book of their choice.