Arguing for the Earth

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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Teach Persuasive Writing with this fun activity where the students argue on behalf of The Earth. The student's task is to come up with convincing arguments as to WHY and HOW their school can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle more. Your class will be engaged in the writing process with a variety of whole class, partner and small group activities that help them formulate their stance, come up with reasons and review persuasive language.
Common Core Aligned! ELACC4W1a-d

{Included in this Set:}
-The Persuasive Writing prompt: Where the students are asked to argue in defense of the Earth/ Mother Nature.
-The 3Rs posters: Explaining what Reduce, Reuse and Recycle means. Made in color AND in Black and White!
-QR Code research: 5 websites with facts for kids to research more about the 3Rs
-2 Circle Mind Maps: to help jump start their prewriting
-3 One sided Flow Mind Maps: to help students generate convincing arguments
-2 completed circle maps for hesitant writers or to help differentiate instruction: persuasive transitions word bank, and some possible arguments appropriate for this prompt.
-A Reason and Explanation T-chart: great to use as a mini lesson, reference tool or to model to hesitant writers
-A hook mini poster: a great reference tool for their interactive notebooks and a fun mini lesson with appropriate hook examples that correspond with this prompt
-A Flee map: for drafting process
-Student Self Editing Checklist: for the revision process
-2 Festive Writing Papers: for the final draft

*Great for Earth Day or any other day*
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27
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Arguing for the Earth
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