Give your students real-life writing practice, and help them see their impact right away! With this persuasive writing project, your students will help adoptable animals find forever homes. How it works:

  • HSHV will provide information about 10 animals up for adoption at HSHV.
  • Students will practice their persuasive writing skills by writing a short paragraph about why someone should adopt the animal.
  • Teacher will e-mail the completed writing pieces to HSHV, and we will add them to each animal’s description on HSHV’s website.

ELA Standards Met

1. Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

2. Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

3. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

  • Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
  • Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
  • Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
  • Provide a concluding statement or section

4. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  • Capitalize dates and names of people.
  • Use end punctuation for sentences.
  • Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.
  • Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
  • Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.

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