Writing to Convince: Does a Cat or Dog Make a Better Pet?

posted Jan 15, 2014, 10:58 AM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Jan 15, 2014, 11:01 AM ]
We are working on writing to convince (persuasive writing). I first showed students a video about cats and dogs (a contest of sorts) to provoke their interests.

Students then were given the prompt: Does a dog or a cat make a better pet? Justify your answer.

Students, with a  partner, discussed then wrote their opinions. Students were asked provide sufficient reasons (good reasons) to support their opinions.

Below is a collection of our most convincing reasons why a cat or a dog makes a better pet.

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