Dear Principal: Please More Recess!

Want to really tap into your pupils' persuasive instincts? Here is a writing prompt that is sure to get your youngsters' pens scribbling furiously. After all, who doesn't want more recess?

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider offering some persuasive writing sentence frames to support ELLs and general language acquisition
  • Use this worksheet as a brainstorming tool. Then, have pupils edit and revise their drafts to compose a formal letter that you can then give to your head of school
Pros

  • Engaging writing prompt
  • Worksheet is ready to administer
Cons

  • None
Common Core