Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Persuasive Letter

       Being a special education teacher has its perks. One is the chance I get to be in several classrooms to see different teaching styles and activities. My days are NEVER boring.  I love getting to see all the creative ideas that teachers come up with and to work with a great bunch of teachers.
      Recently, my fifth and sixth grade students started writing persuasive letters. They started making a list of ideas (I love lists so this was great for me). Now they have narrowed their ideas to one. It is amazing to see the difference in the two grade levels.   A few ideas are crazy, but most of the students have put a lot of thought into what they are writing about.
     Today as I sat and talked to one of the fifth graders about his writing, he inspired me to write my own persuasive letter.   He was writing about different school lunches and it made me think of my own cooking. So, along with the kiddos I will be writing a persuasive letter to my husband about getting a variety of food (if you know him you know this will be interesting). My husband likes his limited menu and that is it.  I will have to come up with a really good argument to change his ways. 

Letter to come. I will be working through the steps with the kids.


  1. I love that your students inspire you to write.

  2. YES!!! I meant to talk to you yesterday! I am working on a letter for Mike persuading him to do the dishes. That is my least favorite chore. :) I am sure the kids will love to read them!

  3. Yeah. I can't wait to read the letter. I hope you include your husbands response as well.

  4. I think it is great that you are writing an authentic letter of persuasion. It should prove to be interesting.

  5. Ah, student inspiration. It is wanting to write through the process with my students that got me on this blog journey. Enjoy.