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Persuasive writing is a form of nonfiction writing that encourages careful word choice, the development of logical arguments, and a cohesive summary. Young children can be guided through a series of simple steps in an effort to develop their persuasive writing skills.http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/persuasive_writing/
Digital Storytelling: Extending the Potential for Struggling Writers
By: Ruth Sylvester and Wendy-lou GreenidgeWhile some young writers may struggle with traditional literacy, tapping into new literacies like digital storytelling may boost motivation and scaffold understanding of traditional literacies. Three types of struggling writers are introduced followed by descriptions of ways digital storytelling can support their development.