Evidently, my farm boy has been learning about persuasive writing at school. I know this, not because he told me (because his description of a school day is, “Fine.”) but because I discovered the following letter while going through a stack of school papers.
Dear Farmer Brown,
I wanted to tell you that your barn is really cozy. So, I was thinking this year why don’t you set me aside? Here are some reasons why. I could help you by keeping foxes away. I could eat more so I would get fatter for next year. I could sing you Old McDonald for Thanksgiving.
I’m persuaded. You?