I Wanna Iguana & Can I have a Stegosaurus Please?

posted Jan 15, 2017, 5:44 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Jan 15, 2017, 5:46 PM ]
This week we read 2 stories where the main character was trying to persuade their parents to allow them to have a pet. 
In I Wanna Iguana, the boy was trying to persuade his mother to allow him to have a pet Iguana. The boy and his mother took turns giving reasons as to why (or why he should not) be allowed to have an iguana. The story ended with them making a compromise. 

After the story, students decided whether they thought the boy should be allowed an iguana and discussed their opinions.

In a similar story, a boy was trying to persuade his mother that he should be allowed to have a stegosaurus. He gave many reasons to support his position.

Afterwards, students made a +/- list as to the advantages and disadvantages to having a pet stegosaurus.