Teaching Persuasive Writing with Newspaper Articles

posted Jan 26, 2015, 11:01 AM by Patrick Johnson
Today I introduced our next persuasive writing topic: Should toboggans be allowed in the school yard during recess?

I am always looking for topics that are relevant for students. Today's topic was inspired by an article on the website teachingkidsnews.com. The article reported a trend among some Canadian and U.S. town's that have banned tobogganing from local parts. Our guiding question was: Why is tobogganing being banned in these towns?

Here is a direct link to the article.

After reading the article, students used stickies to show were they stand on the belief statement.