Second graders are learning about the power of persuasion in Writing Workshop. They have been brainstorming lists of books, places to eat, and toys/games that they enjoy and think others should try. They are learning to draft a persuasive review about one of these topics. Each persuasive review contains four important elements: a hook to catch the reader’s attention, the writer's opinion, reasons supporting that opinion, and a closing statement. Students are discovering the power of their words and are including specific details to make their pieces as convincing as possible. Ask your second grader what he/she has written a persuasive review about this week!