Recommended Grades: 4-6
Like most children, you probably think a pig parade is a terrific idea. . . this book begins, but the author shows you exactly why a pig parade is a terrible idea.
Model Texts: I’ve written about model texts before, and this one is a great example of a model text to teach persuasive writing to students. Read aloud A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea and discuss the techniques the author uses to persuade the reader that the idea of a pig parade is a bad one. The author also utilizes great sequencing words and a surprise wrap up that’s worth investigating. Perhaps, use the ending as a starter for students to write their own persuasive piece.
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