- After reading Charlotte's Web, students will write a persuasive letter to Mr. Arable on the subject of killing Wilbur.
- Students use the Persuasive Letter Graphic Organizer to compose a letter to Mr. Arable.
- Students start by writing a statement that reflects their point of view. (Example: "Wilbur's life should be spared.")
- Students then brainstorm some facts, reasons, and examples to back up their argument.
- Students write a rough draft of their persuasive letter, which includes their argument and supporting details. Remind the students to start their letter with a captivating first paragraph, and end with a summary of their argument and reasons.
- After the editing process, students will complete a final draft.