In this activity, students will be writing in the point of view of a cute cat, dog or rabbit that is at the humane society waiting to be adopted. Students will practice their informational reading skills as well as opinion writing skills as they try to persuade a family to adopt them and give them their fur-ever home!
In this activity, I have provided three different animals with a short adoption biography for each. Students will first pick an animal and then they will read the animal's adoption biography to learn more about their furry friend. Next, students will read an informational piece on their animal, highlighting important details and facts that they can use to help persuade a family to adopt them.
After that, students will complete a persuasive graphic organizer and begin writing a letter to a family, persuading the family to adopt them.
My students LOVED this project and couldn't wait for writing every day! I am sure your students will love it too! It took my students about 2 weeks from start to finish to complete this activity. Time will depend on the age and how long of a writing block you have and if you choose to have your students peer edit and rewrite final drafts.
Included in this activity:
- Teacher page, includes tips on getting started
- 3 animals with a picture and adoption biography
- 3 informational animal passages
- persuasive writing graphic organizer
- persuasive writing transition word list
- Editing and Revising Checklist
- 3 animal border lined stationary for final drafts
This activity requires no prep. Simply print the pages and students will be on their way to completing this fun writing assignment.