Persuasive Letter: Please Let Me Have a Dog (how important a dog is to me…
Please Let Me Have a Dog
a dog is to me
feeling (not having a dog):
to have a dog
because I get refused all the time
loving animals more than anything.
I want to be a vet some day
feeling (having a dog):
to all your 3 problems:
1) "You're not old enough to take care of a dog"
can you be responsible enough?
No more age problem
I'm 12. Old enough
If I can take care of myself, then...
I get myself up every morning
I made my own breakfast.
I walk to school and back alone.
It won't affect my learning...
I do my homework every night.
I get good grades
if I can do the chores, then...
I clean my room on Saturdays.
I help some neighbors take care of their pets
evidence / voucher / testimony
letters from Mrs Poundstone
*"I would hire him again any day!"
2) "Dogs need to be walked every day."
how do you solve a problem
Solution to the Walking a dog:
I would walk my dog before breakfast every morning.
I would never complain about that - even if it is pouring.
someone to back me up
They even sign a contract
1) we'll walk the dog if you go on vacation.
2) one of us will walk the dog when Justin can't.
3) we'll make money for the vet if the dog gets sick
a Problem to a Booster
I would take out my dog after school.
I love to run around and play.
The exercise would be good for me and the dog
3) Dogs need to be trained. That costs money."
Get a trained dog from ASPCA
no cost at all
the old dog in shelter needed no training at all.
a real good deed
we can save a life and give him/her a home
what I will
if you let me have a dog
I'm an understanding boy:
When I was younger, I could
see your point
that was true.
read my letter with an open mind.
it makes you change your mind.
I agree. But that is not
a problem for me.
You are right. So
I have an idea.
understand the letter
what can you tell about Justin from the letter?
why did Justin write a letter instead of speaking to his parents face to face?
What position does Justin take in this letter?
How does Justin support his position?