This printable can be used with the Journeys selection "Darnell Rock Reporter" Lesson 4.19 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012, fifth grade), or it can be used independently. Students are asked to write a persuasive paragraph about a subject they care about. The assignment is differentiated with one version giving the directions and a brief editing check list. The second version additional includes a simple graphic organizer for students who need added support. It is also available paired with a graphic organizer based on the story.