This packet encourages students to research in order to strengthen an argument.
Hey, Little Ant!
by Phillip and Hannah Hoose is a rhyming picture book with dialog between a kid and an ant. Reading this book with kids is a great way to open a discussion about why we do what we do. What should the kid do? I also believe that it is important to be informed when we make decisions. Research can strengthen a persuasive argument. The two writing prompts included here build on those possibilities.
See the blog post for more information: Persuading with Research: A Writing Lesson Based on Hey, Little Ant