Here is one possible argument: Our classmate Sarah finally got her cast taken off.
She hasnt been able to play outside for two months.
Partners can either write each paragraph together taking turns being the scribe or each can take responsibility for different paragraphs in the essay.
If partners decide to work on different parts of the essay, monitor them closely and help them to write transition sentences from one paragraph to the next.
back to top Explain to students that in this session they will be playing the game they played during Session 1 again; only this time they will be working with a partner to write their argument and there will be a different prize awarded to the winning team.
Share the Persuasive Writing Assessment with students and read through each category.It may be helpful for them to talk through their persuasive piece with you or a peer before taking it home for homework.Arrange a time for any student who may not have the opportunity to complete assignments outside of school to work with you, a volunteer, or another adult at school on the assignment.This is a time for students to discover what they already know about persuasive arguments.Use the Observations and Notes handout as you listen in to groups and make notes about their arguments.It is likely your students used many of the strategies, and did not know it.For example, imagine the reward for the winning team was 10 extra minutes of recess.Ask students the following question: Does anyone know the word for trying to convince someone to change his or her mind about something?Elicit from students the word Note: While students are working, there should be little interference from you.Give students a chance to share the reasons behind their choices.Once students have shared, explain that sometimes when you believe in something, you want others to believe in it also and you might try to get them to change their minds.