Persuasive Opinion Writing with Lincoln and Grace

Persuasive Opinion Writing with Lincoln and Grace
Persuasive Opinion Writing with Lincoln and Grace
Persuasive Opinion Writing with Lincoln and Grace
Persuasive Opinion Writing with Lincoln and Grace
Persuasive Opinion Writing with Lincoln and Grace
Persuasive Opinion Writing with Lincoln and Grace
Persuasive Opinion Writing with Lincoln and Grace
Persuasive Opinion Writing with Lincoln and Grace
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Based on one of the original student persuasive writing letters! An eleven-year-old girl, Grace Bedell wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln in 1860, to persuade him to grow a beard. Did her letter work?

This packet is meant to supplement your persuasive writing instruction while integrating social studies content. This packet is based on the books Lincoln and Grace: Why Abraham Lincoln Grew a Beard by Steve Metzger and Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers by Karen Winnick, but the books are not required to use the unit.

Contents:
– Narrative about Grace Bedell and Abraham Lincoln. This can be
copied for students
– Transcript of Grace Bedell’s letter to Lincoln
– Transcript of Abraham Lincoln’s reply
– Fact or Opinion cards – Whole group activity
– Mini-Poster: Parts of a Persuasive/Opinion Letter
– Grace’s letter with the parts of a persuasive letter highlighted
– Graphic organizer for planning persuasive opinion letters
– Persuasive writing prompts
– Brainstorming sheet o the principal, mayor, or president
– Blank writing lines to be copied on the back of the writing sheets
– Copies of the campaign poster referenced in Grace's letter to
Lincoln

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14 pages
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