Long story short: I've always wanted a puppy, but my husband never shared that sentiment. With a little research and a few amazingly persuasive facts, my husband couldn't say no this time!
When telling my students about the situation, I started off with a list of great facts I had found about Cockapoos. (You'll see them in the pic below. The ones with red stars are things I knew about the breed ahead of time. The others are things I know now after having the puppy for a year.)
After listing this facts, I started my letter. (Also seen in the picture below.)
Moral of this story: you can get what you want if you're armed with the right facts! Needless to say, my sweet Maggie is now one year old and my husband loves her to death! And even half of my students' parents came to conferences saying that their kids wanted Cockapoos! Guess I got my point across?! :)
How do you teach persuasive writing?