Persuasive Writing Pathfinder

25 Sep

Some of these are exposition, some more persuasion:

Allsburg, The Polar Express
Bancroft, ‘Why I love Australia’- children provide their own opinions based on discussing Bancroft’s evocative text and illustrations
Bernabei, Why We Must Run With Scissors
Bland, ‘The Wrong Book’
Blos, Old Henry
Browne, Voices in the Park – story told from 4 points of view
Browne, Zoo – text tells one story but pictures differ
Child, ‘I will never, ever eat a tomato’ and others of hers
Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express
Cleary, Emily’s Runaway Imagination
Cronin, Giggle, Giggle, Quack. Very funny – about negototiation and power.
Cronin, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Cows find an old typewriter in the barn and proceed to write letters to Farmer Brown, listing various demands. Activities –
Dubosarsky, The terrible plop
Granowsky, set of books called ‘Another Point of View’ (1996) based on folk tales like Henny Penny and the Three Billy Goats Gruff – original stories retold plus a version offering a different point of view.
Graydon, Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know
Hoose, Hey little ant
Kaufman Orloff, I Wanna Iguana
Kellogg, Can I Keep Him?
Lester, Magic beach
Munsch, Stephanie’s Ponytail
Orloff, I Wanna Iguana
Palatini, The Perfect Pet
Polacco, The Bee Tree
Popov ‘Why’ – Wordless picture book- shows escalation in confrontation, students can put own words to each of protagonists point of view
Scieszka, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham
Smith, It’s a book (subtle persuasion?)
Teague, Dear Mrs. LaRue : letters from obedience school
Vaughan, ‘Wombat Stew’
Viorst, Earrings!
White, Charlotte’s Web
Willems, Don’t let pigeon stay up late, Don’t let pigeon drive the bus, Pigeon wants a puppy

Links includes Persuasion Map- online interactive tool to map out an argument for their persuasive essay
Teaching debate & persuasive writing. Mrs. Sunda’s Debate Lessons
thesis builders and
persuasive essays
advertising and

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