Students will use their background knowledge and creative license to write persuasive letters to popular fairy tale characters. The results are often hilarious! But this is not just a fun assignment. Students get the opportunity to demonstrate the strategies and structure of a persuasive letter. This Common Core aligned activity gives students a chance to support a claim with their own ideas as well as borrowed ideas of a credible source. The following is included:
assignment description and steps
graphic organizer with instructions for completion
summaries of fairy tales
Common Core Rationale
W1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d. Establish and maintain a formal style.
e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.