Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ice Cream Persuasive Writing

I recently picked up a copy of a persuasive writing activity by Ms. Smarty Pants at TPT that I need to share with you.

She has it laid out step by step so there is very little prep to do and you're ready to go.  To make it even easier, she and I have the same favorite flavor of ice cream so I could copy her example without even needing to think of my own reasons :-)
I completed this activity over a couple of days.  We began by reading an ice cream story and then brainstorming a list if our favorite flavors (there are some strange flavors out there, I wish I snapped a picture of our list for you!).  Using the ice cream cone templates and some pastels they made some yummy looking creations!  I recorded my opinion statement and then they printed theirs.  We also did shared writing of my reasons before they worked on theirs. 

Here are a couple students samples from my students.

Warning: you'll want ice cream when you're done reading !
You can read more about the activity by heading over to Ms. Smarty Pants.  While you're there please check out Samantha's post about Miracle.

If you're planning on doing some ice cream writing you might like a copy of my ice cream place value mystery picture.  It's available at my TPT store by clicking onthe picture, but I'll send a copy to the first 2 people who comment on this post.  Don't forget your email.


  1. Oops sorry, forgot my email! :)

  2. I would love a copy! I adore your tens and ones coloring activities! :-)


  3. That's two :) I'll sent it along shortly!

  4. How did I miss the ICE CREAM persuasive writing unit? This is a must-have! My first graders will gobble it up! We are working on Fact/Opinion this month!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  5. Chocolate chip mint is the ONLY flavor of ice cream I like!!! This looks great! The mystery pictures are cool!

    1. I agree!!! The kids asked me if it REALLY was my favorite. :) Ummm.... YES!

  6. Do you think doing something like this for a summer demo lesson (minus the "craft") would be good?

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