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Writing lessons that POP!

One of the best ways to give a young author’s writing purpose is to put it on display. By simply putting student’s writing from the week in a portfolio for their classmates and family to enjoy, you have created memorable masterpieces. A creative way to display the portfolio is in an empty popcorn box. On the last day of this expository writing unit have a popcorn taste test. Students get to try out three different kinds of popcorn. Then put their persuasive writing skills to the test. They must convince others that their favorite is #1!

Want to take this idea a step farther?
*Go through the steps of the scientific method with a popcorn taste test.
*Practice gathering and organizing data with graphs about your class taste test results.
*Have students use their power of persuasion to write and direct commercials that advertise the yummiest brand.

To download this entire writing portfolio click here. Happy Writing!

1 comment

  1. Great idea Mrs.W O and i love the computer scrapbook paper!


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