This is a highly motiviating writing unit that I hope I can "persuade" you to buy! Everything you need to teach an effective persuasive writing unit is included with this pack. I have done all the work for you so your planning is made easier without compromising quality! I use the book "I Wanna Iguana" by Karen Kaufman Orloff as a springboard for this unit (this is not a novel study on this book). This book is one of my absolute favourites! The illustrations are fabulous! Students will read information cards and then write 8 different letters on 8 different animals. They will use their most persuasive writing techniques to convince you that they are deserving of a pet. They will write persuasive letters for an iguana, a jaguar, a snake, a sloth, a rabbit, a hamster, an orangutan, and a parrot. After reading all their letters you will present each student with a certificate telling them which animal they best persuaded you to get them. The anticipation will have them giddy!!
I have included:
*colourful anchor charts and success criteria (in poster form and smaller to photocopy)
*suggested book list
*a student booklet with 8 different letter writing pages
*colouring pictures to go with each letter
*colourful animal posters
*animal information cards written on a computer screen graphic
*an end of the unit certificate
My class loved this unit and they looked forward to writing a new letter each day! You should have heard their excitement on the final day when they opened their certificate from me and found which pet they had earned! They were beside themselves!!
Updated: December 2013