Are you looking for a good book to read, place to visit, place to eat, or toy or game to play with? Look no further than the second graders' persuasive reviews, which are writing pieces that pack a persuasive punch. Second graders started this new writing unit by learning about the nature of the persuasive genre. They then brainstormed four lists of potential topics to convince others to try. They created lists as a class and lined up their own choices for review topics in their writer's notebooks. Second graders are learning to plan their persuasive review pieces by thinking about the acronym H.O.R.C. They are learning about ways to hook their readers with an interesting beginning, to state their opinion, to give convincing reasons that support their opinion, and to close their reviews thoughtfully. In the coming weeks, students will plan, draft, and share their persuasive reviews with classmates. In launching our persuasive review unit, second graders are learning about the power of their own words.