From Agnès Plaquet-Mungen, Grade 5 French teacher: "Our Grade 5 students have begun their second Unit of Inquiry: How We Express Ourselves (Persuasion). In Spanish and French, students are currently creating a commercial. Their goal is to make people want to buy their product through an effective use of persuasion techniques. In the second half of our unit, they will prepare to debate against a peer. In English, students have been analyzing the techniques of persuasion used by speakers. Students will be using this understanding to create a persuasive speech of their own."