Fun Stuff: Kids Only

Hey kids, are you trying to convince your parents to let you have a pet? Have you pleaded, danced up and down, and spun cartwheels? It didn’t work, did it? Try winning them over by writing a polished letter. Before you begin, plan your strategy by jotting down answers to these questions.

  1. Planning stage
    1. What pet do you want?
    2. Where would you get it?
    3. What are four good reasons for you to have this animal?
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    4. What arguments might your mom or dad use against this pet.
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    5. What might you say to relieve their fears?
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  2. Find a sample of a “friendly letter” on the Internet or in a research book, write the first draft, and then check for the following.
    1. ☑  I have a greeting, body with several paragraphs, and closing.
    2. ☑  I gave specific reasons why I’ll be a responsible pet owner.
    3. ☑  I grouped my ideas together in paragraphs, and have them in a logical order, and checked my spelling.
  3. Write a neat final draft.

Send me a copy of your letter, tell me how your parents reacted, and I’ll reply with an autographed leather bookmark.

Fun Stuff: Kids Only