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Fifth graders naturally speak in persuasive ways. They know how to argue for a later bedtime, a trip to disneyland, or the opportuity to get a new puppy. Teachers can tap into this natural art of persuasion and filter it into the genre of persuasive writing, especially if you couple this persuasion with their natural knack to offer their opinions, in a sense, reviewing their world. - Lucy Calkins