Persuasive Writing: Create Upcoming Car Show Theme (Aligned to CCSS)
This zipped file will get your students excited about persuasive writing by having them create a theme for the upcoming car show.
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Congratulations! You have been chosen by the automotive big-wigs to come up with a theme and creative name for the upcoming national car show. This is your big chance! Below is your “To Do” list:
- Theme: The world is waiting to know what your new theme idea will be for the upcoming show. Be creative- the automotive world is depending on you. Failure to come up with a grand idea will result in loss of a lot of revenue.
- Car Show Ticket Stub: Okay, so you’ve decided on a creative theme, now all you need to do is design a car show ticket stub.
- 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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