Why Lesson Planet?
Elementary schoolers complete word clusters after listening to the book Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. They listen as the teacher stops to point out the unusual point of view and various persuasive techniques used by the author. Small groups analyze letters copied from the book to determine persuasive words and techniques. Finally, they write their own unusual persuasive letters. Includes samples and other linked supporting resources.