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A Picture Book Writing Lesson from WritingFix
Focus Trait: VOICE Support Trait: ORGANIZATION

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Welcome to this Lesson:

Creative Convincing

reviewing the friendly letter format with persuasive techniques

This lesson was built for WritingFix after being proposed by Nevada teacher Vicky Hood at an SBC-sponsored inservice class.

The mentor text:

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type will inspire your students to think creatively about persuasive writing skills.


Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

Doreen Cronin's Click, Clack, MOO: Cows that Type is a very funny and wonderful picture book that explores the power of good persuasive writing skills. For this lesson, students will review their knowledge of friendly letter format while trying out new persuasive techniques . Assuming the voice of an animal who wants something, students will write friendly letters that persuade humans to give them what they want. Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.


6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

The focus trait in this writing assignment is voice; the writer will use persuasive skills as they compose their friendly letters. The support trait in this assignment is organization; not only will students review/master the friendly letter format with this lesson, but they will create a sequence of arguments to include in their letters' final drafts.


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