A few weeks ago we were learning about Author's Purpose ... I came across this super cute book, Hey, Little Ant. We were talking about persuasion and this book was perfect. The little boy in the book is about to squish this Ant when the ant tries to convince him not too, at the end the author leaves the ending up to the reader as to wether the boy should or should not squish the ant. My kiddos were really into it and had a lot of responses about why the ant should live ... so we made these cute little ants with black construction paper and pipe cleaners. Then I gave them each an index card and they had to write to the boy convincing him to either squish the ant or not squish the ant.