We followed these three steps to write a persuasive piece:
What is something you really want?
Who can you ask for it?
What will you do it they give it to you or do it for you?
We started with this anchor chart. We asked our kids what they REALLY wanted for our classroom...they picked a pet. Then, I asked them who could we ask for the pet. After identifying possible people, we thought about what we could do to persuade them to purchase that pet. We used this chart to help us think of things we could do. (This took 3 days of mini lessons.) You can grab these chart pieces as a FREE file. Check the bottom of this post for the link.
We made this fun fish craft to save our "promises" to get a class pet. This is also part of the FREE file. Just scroll to the bottom of this post.
Writing An Opinion.