A great visual rubric. I love this! It is so important for students to see models! Using a rubric scale to compare weak and strong writing models is a great way for students to begin to reflect on their own writing!
This is a great persuasive writing idea. The students choose a travel brochure and write a letter persuading your parents to take you there. This activity would be so fun for the students to do and it would get their parents involved as well.