Getting students excited about the Winter Olympics in South Korea will be easy with this fun persuasive writing project! Students research the leading athletes in a sport of their interest and choose an athlete who is a strong contender to win the gold medal. Using a research organizer and 4 Square organizer to record ideas, students write a persuasive piece to convince their classmates that their chosen athlete is most likely to win gold! Follow the Olympics in PyeongChang to find out if the students' predictions were correct! An easy teacher Check List is also included!