Last week Miss Chalmers presented us with a challenge. If we could persuade her of the best flavour ice cream we could have an ice cream party in class! We started off by planning our argument. We decided on an opening statement (our opinion) and 2-3 reasons to back up our opinion. We planned our argument using pictures and key words (we learnt that key words would remind us what to write when we referred back to our planning the next day). By referring back to our picture planning and key words, we were able to keep our writing clear and well-structured.
We spent two days (three including the publishing) writing this persuasive piece. By writing over an extended period of time we could add more detail and spend more time focussing on appropriate word choices and sentence starters. Some of our writing groups used this chart to help:
Miss Chalmers decided our arguments were pretty convincing! She chose the most popular flavour (Cookies and Cream) for us to have at our ice cream party. Check out the collage of photos below. Yum!! (The photos of our writing aren't the best - why not pop into class to see our wall display?)