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 get the pieces to make this chart here.persuasive writing anchor chart pieces
We made this fun fish craft to save our "promises" to get a class pet. You can get that page here. Persuasive letter student anchor chart
The Persuasive letter student anchor chart and the persuasive writing anchor chart pieces are both free downloads. The remaining items are from the unit, Writing An Opinion.