When is arguing the right thing to do? When your teacher assigns you a homework assignment that requires it, of course! But persuading can be just as much fun. When Melvin Fargo finds out he has to argue as well as persuade readers about a hot topic, he realizes that he has to use more than just his opinions to write his essays.
“Melvin will help all of us differentiate between essays that persuade and those that argue. The Common Core State Standards explained
it, but Melvin’s story will help us remember it.”
“This adorable rhyming tale is a must-read for children who are learning how to write persuasively. Dr. Rivard manages to take a relatively complex topic and make it accessible to children and their parents. She blends teaching the structures of the writing process and the nuanced distinctions of writing an argument essay perfectly. Melvin Fargo Writes to Argue and Persuade is a welcome addition to our family library.”