Thursday, January 7, 2016

Author Greg Mone Works with Fifth Graders on Persuasive Writing

Should the United States explore travel to Mars?  Why or why not?  If we do decide to make the journey, what would we need to take with us?  If we don't support Mars exploration, what are the factors that impact our decision?

This is the challenge question that fifth graders at Berlin Memorial School and Boylston Elementary School wrestled with as they prepared to write persuasive letters to NASA defending their position.
Author Greg Mone led the brainstorming discussion that merged facts with imagination to build a model draft from which students could launch their own writing piece.

Mr. Mone will return to both schools on January 21st to follow up with a revision session and culmination of the writing process.

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