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 both a short adoption biography and an informational reading piece for each. Students will then take the point of view of their animal and use the information gained from both the biography and information sheet to persuade someone 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 of your students, 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 and how I used this resource in my classroom
- 3 animals with a picture and an adoption biography for each
- 3 informational animal passages (one for each animal)
- persuasive writing graphic organizer
- persuasive writing transition word list
- Editing and Revising Checklist
- 3 animal border lined stationary pages 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.