While we learned that all seasons are important, the students of Room 111 took their writing to another level and chose one season to write about. Their goal: to persuade their readers that their chosen season was the most important.
Step One: Learning about all of the seasons:
First we watched educational videos and read books on each individual season:
We recorded all of our facts about each individual season into our Seasons Notebooks:
Step 2: We learned about the Features of a Great Persuasive Writing Text:
Step 3: We each chose a season to write about and began to outline our writing in our "planning sheet":
Step 4: We chose the most important facts and reasons from our research notebook and our list poem to use in our persuasive piece. Then we began writing our rough draft:
Step 5: We created a beginning to draw in our readers and placed it in the middle part of our poster. We then supported our topic sentence with reasons, facts and pictures. Some pictures were drawn and others were photos which went with our words. Here are the final Persuasive Posters! Enjoy:
Step 6: Self-Assessment: We used the following kid-friendly rubric to self-assess our writing.