Saturday, 15 March 2014

Ice Cream Please! - Persuasive Writing

For the past two weeks Room 15 has been learning how to write a persuasive argument. We have been learning how to plan our writing, structure a persuasive piece, and write over an extended period (two days).

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?)




Ashton
Callum
Levi
Kayne

Jaim
Brayden

Riley
Jocelyn

Elisa
Sophie

Hannah
Hayley

Katherine
Darius

Mariya
Alex

Spencer
Samantha

Jed
Kyra

Keelyn
Keira

10 comments:

  1. Great persuasive writing! I'm impressed with your argument Elisa. I agree that cookies and cream is the best flavour.

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  2. Last week we had to use our writing skills because if we make miss Chalmers happy with our writing then we could have a ice cream party. from keira

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    1. Haha that's right Keira - make Miss Chalmers happy and she will give the class ice cream! :)
      Did you tell your family how we have been learning to write a persuasive argument? You're doing so well with structuring your writing using your plan, and using sentence starters from our persuasive word chart. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Wow! That looks great. A very persuasive class!

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  4. My favourite icecream in the whole world is goody goody gumdrops because it has lollies in it and the green icecream taste delicious! I hope
    we have a icecream party soon. Frm Levi

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    1. You can't beat lollies AND ice cream at the same time, eh Levi?

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  5. We had ice cream and I learnt that it is really tasty and good to write aboutl. We did this because we were being so good, so we deserved it. From Riley

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    1. Room 15 certainly did deserve it Riley. That was two days of hard work doing that writing! I liked how you started off your writing by saying "I think Candy Floss is the best ice cream" and then you extended your idea by saying that it reminds you of when you were four. (I still think Cookies and Cream is the best though! :)

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  6. knock knock

    whos there?

    april

    april who?

    april fools day

    from spencer

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