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Art Every Day

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Good Persuasive Letter

In this persuasive letter, a student makes the case for having art class every day.

Title: Art Every Day

Level: Grade 4, Grade 5

Mode: Persuasive Writing

Form: Persuasive Letter

Completed Rubric: Art Every Day Rubric

Blank Rubric: Argument Rubric

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Art Every Day

Dear Mrs. Bennett,

As principal, I know that you are very busy, so I apologize for bothering you, but there is something that is really discouraging me in art class. It’s just that we only have art once or twice a week, which is very little time. So here are some reasons why I think that art should become part of our everyday schedule.

To begin with, I’d like to tell you about kids who are unable to finish their art projects with such limited time. When you don’t finish a project at school, you have to take it home to finish. When you do take it home you sometimes use the sorriest materials because your parents can’t buy you everything you need, so when you take it back to school it looks like the messiest picture there. It’s also often so late that you missed other art projects. At that rate it would take you about two years to finish them at school.

Another thing is, art allows people to show how they feel. Have you ever seen Picasso’s work? His work has different colors to represent different moods of his lifetime. Take his blue period for instance. His blue period was when he painted some of his most valuable treasures all in blue because he was so sad. So art can help people express their feelings.

Lastly, if you want more talent in the school put more art in our lives. Art gives us something to brag about, or something to feel good about at least. It can make you famous or a regular winner in an art contest. Or it might just be a good reason why your big brother shouldn’t pick on you.

In conclusion, I hope that all of my good facts inspired you, and that they put the idea in your mind how much better it would be if art was every day. So do you want the most talented artists in the entire country or what?

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