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Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Emily's Runaway Imagination or another selected text
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.
- This lesson plan can be implemented after a class reading of the Beverly Cleary book Emily's Runaway Imagination, or the lesson can be taught alone.
- Coordinate this activity with the school librarian, setting up time for a class visit. If desired, the librarian might talk to the class before they work on their letters to discuss how decisions are made on purchasing for the library.
- Make appropriate number of copies of the Persuasion Map Printout and Persuasion Rubric.
- Test the Persuasion Map and Letter Generator on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.