Read "Help Me, Mr. Mutt!" by Janet Stevens and Susan Crummel.
Then challenge your students to pretend to be Mr. Mutt! Have your students fill out the brainstorm sheets. Students will identify a dog problem like in the story. Then they will answer the question in the boxes to plan out their letter pretending to be Mr. Mutt.
After planning, students will write their sloppy copy letter before completing the final copy letter.
The final copy letter has a box at the top for students to write the dog's problem so that readers know why they wrote the advice they did.
The objective of this writing lesson is for students to be able to write advice letters -- similar to that of a persuasive letter.