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This persuasive letter writing craft is a fun way to have students come up with reasons and supporting details in a letter about something that they want or need. This is common core aligned, and pairs great with the books I Wanna Iguana and I Wanna New Room by Karen Kaufman Orloff. However, owning these books are by no means necessary for using this resource.
As a class, you will read aloud the two mentor texts. You will talk about parts of a letter, convincing arguments and adding details to writing. Students will then select their audience and brainstorm ideas of things that they might want to ask for. Students will brainstorm, draft, plan, edit and publish a writing piece about 4 different reasons to support their opinion on the topic. Afterwards, students will complete a simple drawing on a poster to add a pop of color and fun to their writing. There are three different planning pages differentiated to different learning styles/grade levels. This is a fun writing project that can be taught across one week or shortened to be taught in just a day or two. There is a teaching guide included to see how I would recommend teaching this project, and also photo examples of the planning and publishing steps so there is a clear expectation for students. There are also two rubrics included for various grading styles. Please open the preview file before purchasing.
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