In this engaging project students write six different papers, each about a garden, but each is also a different genre. Sticking with one theme, but changing genres, will give students a better idea about the differences between writing genres. Here are the genres and topics:
(Click on this image to see the packet in Crockett's Classroom on TPT)
The packet also includes an idea for an inside garden, six writing guidelines, six graphic organizers and six different publishing papers. You can have the students put all the finished papers together into a booklet. Two different covers and an About the Author page is also included. This makes a great project for end of the year conferences or open houses.
The best news is you can download and try the persuasive writing piece for free! Click on either of these images to give it a try in your classroom.