How do you introduce a lesson on persuasive writing? Here's one idea, use these two letters to get your students discussing what makes a letter persuasive.
In this printable Luke and Lucy both wrote letters to their parents requesting a dog. One letter is persuasive, while the other...well...not so much. Have students read and discuss which of the two children is more likely to receive a dog and why.
This printable is part of a our Persuasive Writing Tools and Strategies packet.
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