Need a promotion? Then have your students participate in a writing lesson that will have them voting for you! Give students the opportunity to place teachers in the spotlight, as they persuade others why teachers make the best presidents.
Students will be able to introduce a topic by stating an opinion and create an organizational structure to provide reasons that support their opinion. Students will utilize linking words to connect their opinions and reasons, and provide a concluding statement.
Ask your students if they could pick the President of the United States, who would they choose and why?
After hearing a few student responses, show the front cover of My Teacher for President and read the story aloud.
Tell students that for today’s lesson, they will write a persuasive paragraph explaining reasons why teachers would make good presidents.