Persuasive Writing: Create Band Concert Theme (Aligned to Common Core)
This zipped file will get your students excited about persuasive writing by having them create a theme for the upcoming band concert.
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Congratulations! You and a few friends have spent a lot of time with your music and have just heard “through the grapevine” that a recording studio is looking for young, new music bands to audition.
This is your big chance! Below is your “To Do” list:
Name of Band: The music world is waiting to know what the name will be for your band! Be creative and think of one that would be a hit for people (and the studio).
Ticket Stub: Okay, so you’ve decided on a new name. Now you will need to design a ticket stub for your potential upcoming concert. Be sure to include the name of your band, a few top hit songs, and a colorful picture.
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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