Persuasive Writing Mentor Texts:

  • I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff
  • The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer
  • My Brother Dan’s Delicious by  Layne/galey
  • Can I Keep Him? by Steven Kellogg
  • Earrings by Judith Viorst
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus  by Mo Willems
  • The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
  • Dear Mrs. LaRue  by Mark Teague
  • Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
  • Hey, Little Ant by Philip Hoose
  • Should There Be Zoos? by Tony Stead and Judy Ballester
  • I Want a Pet by Lauren Child
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
  • The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
  • Dear Mr. Blueberry  by Simon James (and second grade basal)
  • Can I have a Stegosaurus, Mom? by Lois G. Grambling
  • Can I have a T-Rex, Dad? by Lois G Grambling
  • I Am Absolutely Too Small for School by Lauren Child
  • Flossie and the Fox by Patricia McKissack and Rachel Isadora
  • Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? By Shel Silverstein
  • Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

 Graphic Organizers:

 State Persuasive Writing Rubrics:


Persuasive Units:


* All units were written by Hall County teachers. A big thank you to the following teachers who were contributors to these units:

  • Michelle Palmer
  • Stacy Payne
  • Mandi Staton
  • Brandi Smith
  • Marie Merck
  • Connie Clark
  • Sherry Savage
  • Dana Walker
  • Heather Duncan
  • Darlene Doster
  • Lane Moore
  • Katie Strickland

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