Writing to Persuade!

Good evening, y'all!  I'm just popping in today to show you how our first day of Author's Purpose went.  Since this will be something we discuss from here on out, I am just briefly introducing each topic.

Here's a little anchor chart that I made (after about 4 tries... literally).  We talked A LOT about the meaning of the word persuade, but the discussion definitely took flight after I gave the example of persistently trying to persuade our parents to buy us new toys.  Then, they were ALL over it!
We wrote small persuasive letters to our parents.  Some of them were absolutely precious.

"I will take the trash out without you telling me to."
"Love and a million kisses from your faithful daughter"

We will continue tackling Author's Purpose throughout the rest of the week!  

Goodnight!  May the weekend come soon :)

6 comments:

Elizabeth Rossmiller said...

Thank you for sharing your fun ideas! I'll have to use the thought bubble activity as I tackle common core opinion writing :)

Elizabeth
Seconds at the Beach

Elizabeth Rossmiller said...

Thank you for sharing your fun ideas! I'll have to use the thought bubble activity as I tackle common core opinion writing :)

Elizabeth
Seconds at the Beach

Love to Learn said...

Don't you just love some of the answers kids give?

Love to Learn

Anonymous said...

Love the comments from the kids.
BTW....There's a great book series by Mo Willems that is fabulous for teaching the kids about persuasion.
A few examples are... Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and The Duckling gets a Cookie !?!

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ann mosley said...

These letters are absolutely precious! Thank you for posting them here. I think this event is amazing and can help each kid wake their inner writer. Sometimes it’s really hard for young student to put feelings and thoughts into words and I these exercises are the best to help them develop properly. I usually use essay writer online when I need to come up with educational games like that (to be honest I’m not very creative). However, lurking through blogs here helps me a lot – so many unique and interesting ideas. Keep up the great job!