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Grades 3–5
2-3 Sessions, 60 Minutes Each
Persuasive

Make a Change: Formal and Informal Campaigns

Rebecca Glaser, 826 Digital Educator Leader

Rebecca Glaser is Senior Program Developer for literacy and social emotional learning programs at School on Wheels, a nonprofit providing tutoring to children experiencing homelessness in California.

What Your Students Will Learn

Write about an issue in your community to convince others that this issue is important and that they should join you in acting on it.
1. Use informal writing to convince your friends, peers, or family that it’s important, and what they can do about it.
2. Use formal writing to convince the government that this is an important issue, and what they can do about it.

Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
What Your Students Will Produce

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