The water cycle is a fun lesson all on its own, but to help students understand that water can move and take on different forms is not so easy. In this lesson students will create their own water molecule adventure while following through the water cycle.
The students will learn the elements of a great persuasive letter as they compose a letter to a prospective Mars astronaut persuading the astronaut to either carry out the mission or to rethink their decision about the mission.
To support your point of view, you must have reasons and evidence (facts, details and information); to understand another person's point of view, you must be able to identify the reasons and evidence he/she provides.
To prepare them for writing we need to work on topic and closing sentences. By using the details of their name, students will work on a topic sentence that catches the readers attention and they will write a closing sentence stating their opinion.