A 21st century persuasive writing activity
based on “I Wanna Iguana” book by Karen Kaufman Orloff and David Catrow.
Perfect for use on Google Drive™ and OneDrive™. If you already use Google Classroom™ , all you need to do is share the document with your class, and they can then get started. Kids love technology and they will love this engaging activity.
Ideal for whole class on ANY device
(iPads, tablets, Chromebook's, laptops). Could also use as a ‘writing’ station during Daily 5.
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Follows the OREO method for persuasive writing. (Opinion, reason, example, opinion)
When you download this product you will receive:
- A PDF version for your students if you would like a printed copy (11 pages).
- A Google™ link for the digital copy for students to directly type onto. (10 pages) This is a Google Slides™ presentation. Simply assign to students and they will complete online. The file can then be printed/submitted electronically for an individualized assessment. Instructions are included for your students.
- Teacher information PDF file (8 pages). Includes all information for teachers and for students to access this activity.
In this online activity - students will listen/watch a story about a child who wants a pet iguana. Then they will use their inquiry/research skills to find out information about a pet they would like. Using this information they will then organize their thoughts before writing a persuasive letter to their parents. A writers checklist and a teacher rubric are also included.
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