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Texas Project Experience



Challenge Brief:                               (non-fiction study)

Next year’s fourth graders will need a reason to decide to go on our three day trip to Austin and San Antonio.  It's hard to believe that a school trip can be so exciting and full of learning experiences at the same time!! 

Driving Question:

 How can we teach third graders about the importance of the places we visit on our Texas Project trip?

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Remember to use persuasive language, add only important details, large print, and make it believable. 

An effective visual contains: 

  • catchy: grabs the audience's attention
  • concise: requires as little reading as possible
  • comprehensive: presents all the key information; e.g., stakeholders, interests, issue, relevant data
  • convincing: makes viewers believe that the information on the visual is important and reliable.

Click here for an example of the persuasive poster.

Click here for an example of the student interview questions.

Persuasive writing tells your opinion, it has a topic sentence, it gives facts and examples to support your opinion, it tries to make people feel the same way you do about the topic, and it has a conclusion that restates your opinion.

4.19 Writing/Persuasive Texts. Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write persuasive essays for appropriate audiences that establish a position and use supporting details.