– My Favorite Book Dear Parents,
We have been learning about persuasive writing in our first grade classroom. The
children have been preparing to write a piece in which they will try and persuade a
friend to read their favorite book. Your help is needed in assisting your child to choose
their favorite fiction or non-fiction book. To keep things simple, please choose a book
that they know very well (not a chapter book).
After selecting a book, your child will need your assistance in choosing the two things
that they love most about the book. It could be a character, an illustration, the fact that
the book is a rhyming book, a cumulative book, it's descriptive language etc. They will
also need to state why they like it. For example: I love the illustration of the pig in a
police uniform because it makes me laugh, I love the descriptive words that the author
uses especially when she says, “The _____________.”
If you do not have access to your child's favorite book, please let me know and I will try
to help locate the book in our school library. Your child will need to bring their book to
school by Friday, January 31st.
Thank you for your continued support!
_____ My child will be able to bring their favorite book to school.
_____My child needs assistance locating their favorite book in the school library.
(see attached page for organizer for writing)
Title of Book
Author of Book
What I like most about this book. Please give 2 reasons. Don't forget to tell “why”
you think these reasons are important. There is a place for your second reason on
the next page.