Persuading Parents with Writing 

Students in Michelle Utara’s 1/2 class have been exploring the power of writing and their parents are about to be the recipients of some persuasive words. The current writing unit focuses on using compelling language to sway the thinking of a reader. 
“My goal for this project is that the children are able to come up with at least three reasons why they are trying to trying to persuade their reader.” Michelle explained. “I also want them to learn how to write a letter.” 

Students thought about something they really wanted to convince their parents to do. This included everything from increasing an allowance to building a fort. Then they wrote letters with their arguments, addressed and stamped envelopes, and sent their words on their way home via the US Mail!

Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
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