If a six year old REALLY wants something they can be quite annoying begging for it. I wanted to capture this “ability” to make ones “feelings known” into an engaging writing experience. This week we tried out the Art of Persuasive Writing.
It was Fun! Students planned, wrote, conferred, and shared! Here is some of things I documented this week.
Brainstorming…….Gathering Ideas……. Planning
I shared these mentor texts to introduce our unit
We discussed how the characters in these books wanted something and they were pretty persuasive in how they asked for what they wanted.
The students talked with partners about their ideas for their own writing. Then we got to work. Writer’s Workshop contained blank books to be filled with six year old “begging” and “pleading” and smart “rationales”. Here are some samples.
I want a new bike…….
I want a new puppy………………………….
I want a chocolate milk stand…………..????
The students were engaged in writing every day in writer’s workshop. Some students created more than one book and we created a writing “Folder” of sorts for them to keep their stash of writings. The students like to revisit books or stories they have started or written early.
Persuasive Writing was a real hit with my First Grade Crew!!