I have noticed (like many) how fast Interactive Lap Books are becoming popular! I thought why not create a Lap Book for writing? What a great tool to use when teaching writing! I love this Lap Book because it gives students the ability to decide who they are writing to and what they'd like to persuade them to do. Therefore, it can be used during any time of year. This product was designed to implement when you are teaching about persuasive writing. I have also heard this type of writing referred to as “Argumentative Writing”. Either way, you’re covered with this product! Follow the easy lesson plan guide and you’ll have a finished persuasive piece in no time with your kiddos! I hope, in the meantime, your kids enjoy creating this as they formulate their writing. Depending on their ability level, you can have your students turn this into a basic persuasive paragraph or a 4-5 paragraph essay. The difference would be in the details students add. If you find your students can expand on a specific reason, they are probably ready to create an essay with detailed paragraphs. If your kiddos are still struggling with paragraph writing, keep it at their level and have them develop a persuasive paragraph simply stating their opinion followed by their three persuasive reasons! Check out the photo samples for a better look! I have included color and black and white versions for your use. In the photo samples, I have used to color copies but the preview shows the product in black and white. You may wish to have your students use the color copies provided, or if time allows, distribute the black and white version so students can color to customize their piece a bit more! Either way, both (color and black and white) are included in the package!