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    Persuasive Writing: Ants

    Hey, Little Ant- Opinion Writing Idea To squish, or not to squish an ant

    Art and writing activity to accompany the picture book "Hey, Little Ant" {Blog: The First Grade Parade}

    After reading Hey Little Ant, students write letters to the "ant bully" persuading him not to step on the ant!

    SO many fantastic ideas for persuasive writing!!

    After reading "Snowmen at Night" - make tear art snowmen and write "If I were a snowman at night, I would..."

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    book to read with follow up persuasive writing activity

    The book "Hey Little Ant" by Philip and Hannah Hoose is a great one! I used it this quarter to teach about persuasive writing, friendly letter writing, AND integrity! It really got my class thinking about the difference between right and wrong and how their actions can have all kinds of reactions that they don't even realize. Pretty good for ESL students!

    Good writing avoids bland adjectives like good. This poster helps young writers find more specific and vivid alternatives. An excellent tool for building vocabu

    Fab 5 for Writing! Anchor Charts and Student Rubric

    If I Were Trapped in a Snow Globe Writing Project

    Read about how "Paragraph of the Week" writing homework helped improve my students' writing!

    This is excellent! Writing Center Starter Kit! {Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons}

    organizing persuasive writing with color

    Choose a travel brochure and have students write a letter persuading their parents to take them there. Great Persuasive writing idea!


    Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills: MUST HAVE for writing workshop at the beginning of the year... great story (not so much for "craft," but for helping students gain a writing identity.) Rocket learns about the reading-writing connection, collecting words, choosing important topics to write about, and more.

    Dear Mr. Farmer ... a Persuasive Writing Activity

    First, next, then, last... Writing

    Ice Cream Persuasive Writing