Thursday, April 30, 2015

Persuading In grade 3

Our current writing focus has turned to persuasive writing. When we persuade someone we are trying to convince them to do something. During Earth Week we worked on a shared-task with partners focusing on the benefit of keeping and taking care of our trees. We read The Lorax by Dr. Seus and then wrote a persuasive letter to convince the Once-ler why trees are so important.

Students researched on wonder websites like The Kid Should See This and Wonderopolis. We also tweeted directly to Wonderopolis and they replied back to us! Some students used their reply to help us come with persuasive reasons why trees are so important.

The students collaborated on a shared document to gather ideas and share what they learned. We find this to be very helpful for our learning and to gather information for our persuasive letters. The students completed their letters and we have posted them in the hallway. If you would like to read their letters, please join us at our Open House taking place next Thursday May 7th form 4:30-7:00!! More information and more persuasive letters will be coming your way soon...stay tuned!

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