Persuasive Writing: Create Own Play Theme (Aligned to Common Core)
This zipped file will get your students excited about persuasive writing by having them create a new idea for a play.
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Congratulations! You have just been asked by the biggest theater in your state to help come up with an idea for a new play. You still have some hard work ahead of you! Below is your “To Do” list:
1. New Name: The acting world is waiting to know what your new play will be about! Be creative and think of a play that would be a hit.
2. Script: Now that you have your new play, you will need to think about the script and what your plot and main focus will be.
3. Ticket Stub: Okay, so you’ve decided on a new play and you’ve figured out the script. Now all you need to do is design a ticket stub for the upcoming play.
4) Persuasive Letter: After you have designed your ticket stub, you will be asked to submit a letter to the committee to try to convince/persuade them to accept your idea. Please refer to the example and template for specific guidelines on how to write your persuasive letter.
Included in this zipped file is:
-2-page Student handout (including a Common Core table)
-4-page Teacher handout (cover page, teacher tips, persuasive writing template, and an example of a persuasive letter)
-Persuasive writing rubric (if you choose to use it)
-Two persuasive ticket stub templates
-Wise Guys Thank You
This zipped file is intended to help your students with writing persuasive pieces.
Common Core Writing Standards Addressed
This writing activity will mainly focus on the following Common Core Writing Standards:
Text Types & Purposes
CCSS.ELA-Literacy W.3.1, W.4.1, & W.5.1:
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy W.6.1, W.7.1, & W.8.1:
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Production & Distribution of Writing
CCSS.ELA-Literacy W.3.4, W.4.4, & W.5.4:
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
CCSS.ELA-Literacy W.6.4, W.7.4, & 8.4:
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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