The Day the Pencils Quit: Argumentative Writing, Figurative Language & P.O.V

Free in 4th
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3rd - 5th
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Argumentative writing at it's most fun!
Included in this set:
1- Problem Solution Page This page is to go with the book, The Day the Crayons Quit- by Drew Daywalt as a prewriting activity to help set a purpose for this writing assignment
-1 Expanding Sentence Mini Lesson Activity- This is a great pre-story writing review of moving beyond simple sentences & into complex ones. This can be done in centers, as a whole group or small group activity.
6 Figurative Language Practice Pages To help the students add and use more colorful language to their writing.
21 different Types of Pencil Perspectives (paired with an illustration page) This is for you to pass out to your students, assigning them roles as to which pencil perspective they will be writing from. This is an easy way to differentiate! These pages are made to be put together with the illustration page into a class book. I would suggest using the little blank books from the Target Dollar Spot. I added 3 book covers along with a blank page for extra writing.
1 Thinking Map where the students can start planning their argument as to WHY they, the pencil is so upset.
A Flee Map-Planning Page To help organize their argument as to why they are not treated!
A Writing Template-Color/B&W template where the students can write their compelling, well constructed Final draft instead of or in addition to the class book.
A Pencil Reward Template- After they work so hard, surprise them with a new pencil (googly eyes optional)AND you will be surprised to see them treat it differently!

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