Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Workshop Wednesday: Persuasive Writing

Happy Wednesday!
Workshop Wednesday Time with Jivey!
This week: Persuasive/Opinion/Argumentative Writing.

I first taught persuasive writing to my kids while we were learning our fact and opinion reading strategy (good planning LBD!).

So the two went hand in hand. :)

I modeled some really good persuasive writing using these two books:
I read I Wanna Iguana first, and we talk about some of the things Alex did to try and convince his parents. Then we create an anchor chart!
We read I Wanna New Room to check to make sure that our traits our correct (and because it's fun!).

I've also found some really good SMART Board files on SMART Exchange that explain it really well.

After I've modeled using the SMART Board files, I give them an organizer than mimics the one I did:

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Easy 3 paragraph persuasive/opinion writing :)

How do you persuade?

Have you entered?!!
Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. Love these two books!! And love the organizer! Thank you for linking up! :)
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  2. I love your persuasive writing map! I think that's super helpful for kids to organize their writing. I'm glad to be your newest follower!

    Teacher at the Wheel

  3. Thanks for sharing these great resources!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  4. These books must be great because they sure are popular today! I will check them out for sure. :) Have a great day!
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  5. ReadWriteThink has an interactive persuasion map that is similar to the handout you used. I use it with my 8th graders.

  6. I love these two books, I blogged about them as well today. My kids love them and get the biggest kick out of Alex!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  7. I always start our unit with these two books!! I love them!

    And I think you have a new blog design since I've been here last (I'm so behind on reading blogs!! Sorry!) It looks great!

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