As part of Booking Daughter's language arts assignment, she had to write a persuasive piece. She selected as her topic the benefits of reading. I was thrilled when she brought home the finished product for me to read. Keep in mind, she's only nine years old.
Of course, her essay captured my heart; and I thought I'd share it with all of you! I'm such a proud mommy!
Dear Non-Book Lovers,
Read more. Why? You become a better speller, become more interested in books, and you go on magical adventures. Books are fun. So let's read more!
You become a better speller. You can look at a word and memorize it because you remember reading about it in a book. You get smarter and get better grades. You get a bigger vocabulary because you comprehend more words. Don't you want those things? If you do, read more.
It is better than TV. You probably don't believe that but it is true. You don't become a couch potato and you learn more. It doesn't waste electricity and TVs cost way more than a book. The books are way more interesting. TV is good but books are wonderful.
You can go on magical adventures in places that you can't imagine. You can let your imagination go anywhere. If you want to go anywhere, find a book. You'll be there in a few seconds (and it doesn't cost as much as a trip). You can go on adventures anywhere, anytime.
Read more books. You can become an awesome speller, don't watch TV as much, and go on magical adventures. It is great and it involves a lot of learning.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
American Girl series
Amazing Day of Abby Hayes books
Baby-sitters Club books
Sweet Valley Kids/Twins/High books