Persuasive writing is when an author writes to try to convince someone to share their feelings on a topic. Obviously, Fern wanted to keep Wilbur. She certainly didn’t want Mr. Arable to kill him. As students think about reasons that Mr. Arable should keep Wilbur, they will strengthen their opinion as to why Mr. Arable should keep him.
This is a great activity for year 5 - 9 students who have had some experience in creating persuasive texts. Lisa Owens has put together a really thorough Lesson Planner using a range of technologies and concepts to work in any environment. Clickhereto access it.