Practice persuasive techniques and persuasive writing… with help from Mo Willems’ pigeon.
This 7 part packet uses the humor of Mo Willems to engage students in persuasive writing. The activities were developed for struggling and reluctant writers but are useful with any group of students. The download includes:
Part 1/Introduction – Use Mo Willems’ The Pigeon Wants a Puppy to introduce students to persuasion and using “reasons why.”
Part 2/Identifying persuasive techniques - Use the arguments in The Pigeon Wants a Puppy to teach or review persuasive techniques. This part includes directions, 2 worksheets for differentiation, and an answer key.
Part 3/Using persuasive techniques - Use Mo Willems’ Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late to practice persuasive techniques. This part includes directions for students to work in small groups, pigeon posters, and an answer key.
Part 4/Creating persuasive books – Use The Pigeon Wants a Puppy, Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late, and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus to create your own persuasive pigeon books. This is a fun way to practice persuasion when students aren’t ready to write paragraphs or to break up writing assignments while still practicing persuasion. This part includes directions, examples, a grading rubric, and option for making paper books or using PowerPoint.
Part 5/Writing a persuasive paragraph - Use the books in part 4 to write a paragraph. The assignment builds on students’ finished work from parts 2-4 to reduce frustration. This part includes directions, examples, a graphic organizer, editing checklist, and grading rubric.
Part 6/Writing a persuasive essay - Use the books in part 4 to write an essay. The assignment builds on students’ work in parts 2-5. This part includes directions, examples, a graphic organizer, revision checklist, editing checklist, and grading rubric.
Additional ideas – 7 additional prompts are included for making books (a great way to practice persuasion without kids getting frustrated with all the writing), ideas for pigeon persuasive letters, ideas for more pigeon paragraphs, and a graphic organizer to practice persuasive techniques with any topic.
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