Second-graders show off their powers of persuasion in these spring-semester writing assignments.
These essays by second-graders Ellie Prugh, Max Kirschbaum and Christian McBride seek to persuade readers to see things their way — whether it’s why Paris is the best place for tourists, tennis is the best sport or homework should be a thing of the past.
Their teacher, Leigh Vail, explained that the assignment was the culminating piece for a unit on opinion writing. “Students were tasked with choosing their own topic to demonstrate their understanding of crafting a piece that not only expresses their personal opinion but gives reasons and evidence to support their thinking,” she said. “They were expected to give three reasons for their opinion and were provided with a rubric to help them stay accountable for their work.”
About Ellie Prugh ’32
I am a second-grader and I enjoy reading and writing. I also enjoy art. I chose to write about Paris because I would love to visit Paris.
Ellie Prugh ’32
About Max Kirschbaum ’32
I am a second-grader and I chose to write about tennis because it is my favorite sport.
Max Kirschbaum ’32
About Christian McBride ’32
I am a second-grader, and I chose to write about homework because I really don’t want homework.
Christian McBride ’32