I Wanna New Room

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A reading of Karen Kaufman Orloff's I Wanna New Room begins a unit on persuasive writing. Kids identify something they want, brainstorm reasons for their request, examples that support these reasons, anticipate objections, and provide counter arguments. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have writers draft several different types of introductions and conclusion so they can pick the most effective ones for their letter
  • Send a letter home informing parents about the activity and encouraging them to write a response
Pros

  • The included rubric is based on Common Core standards
  • The packet contains templates for the brainstorming, outline, drafting, and editing activities
Cons

  • Some class members may find the font used in the transparencies difficult to read