Children are intrigued by the opened ended question at the conclusion of the book, Hey Little Ant by Phillip Hoose. This book lends itself perfectly to writing a persuasive/ opinion paper. In this lesson, students get to decide if the ant should be squished or not. The cute shoe templates that are included in this lesson can be added to the students’ final papers for display.
Shoe Template (plus two sole versions)
P.I.E. Poster (author’s purpose)
Final Paper Stationary (two versions)
Hallway or Bulletin Board Poster
The students’ final papers came out adorable. They had so much fun with this activity.