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Stephanie Hydrick replied to Jean Zordell's discussion Persuasive Writing - Dear Mrs. LaRue in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"Yes, we did create a word wall using several resources found in our room. We also created a poster of persuasive phrases that would help our voice. There was an opportunity for discussing the difference of deception vs. persuasion. The students in…"
Feb 2, 2010
Ryan Decasa replied to Jean Zordell's discussion Persuasive Writing - Dear Mrs. LaRue in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"Out of curiousity, did you create a vocabulary word wall based off the words in the text? You could also use a thesaurus to find different words to use, especially the strong action verbs as a way to work on word choice, especially those juicy words…"
Nov 9, 2009
Jean Zordell replied to Barbara Surritte-Barker's discussion I Love You the Purplest... in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"This story also reminds me of Dr. Suess's book, My Many Different Colored Days. In this book the reader has many different colored days. The students loved telling others in the classroom what a "yellow" day would be like for them. On…"
Nov 9, 2009
Brenda Kiriluk replied to Jean Zordell's discussion Persuasive Writing - Dear Mrs. LaRue in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"Taking the point-of-view of the teacher to grade a report card for Ike could also be a starting point for developing a grading rubric that students could use to assess their own writing. I like the way Ike is trying to persuade Mrs. LaRue that he is…"
Nov 7, 2009
Jean Zordell replied to Adriana Peachay's discussion Mentor Text Review: Appreciating idiosyncrasy in the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
"This is a great way to introduce opposing thoughts. In the upper grade levels, the students could have debates about issues that are important to them or lessons that they are learning in their classroom. The teacher could expand upon this to talk…"
Nov 4, 2009
Jean Zordell replied to Ryan Decasa's discussion Mentor Text: Spider and the Fly in the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
"I haven't read the book A Spider and a Fly but it does sound like it could lead to a lot of creative writing assignments. This lesson could be expanded to a classroom book. After having the students write their creative stories they could then…"
Nov 4, 2009
Stephanie Hydrick replied to Jean Zordell's discussion Persuasive Writing - Dear Mrs. LaRue in the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
"I have used a similar lesson. Love it! I found a lesson with the same mentor text on writing fix but I was unable to get my hands on Obedience School and used Detective LaRue, Letters from the Investigation. We are using RAFTS and the graphic…"
Nov 3, 2009
Jean Zordell added a discussion to the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
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Persuasive Writing - Dear Mrs. LaRue

This story is about a dog that is sent away to Obedience School. The dog writes letters home to his owner explaining how awful the school is. He is a very clever writer and uses a lot of humor. The book has two illustrations for each set of pages. The first illustration is the picture that the dog creates in his home notes to his owner and the other picture is a picture that shows what is actually happening. An example of this is the dining hall. The dog creates a picture that he is being…See More
Nov 2, 2009

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