Persuasive Writing Create Amusement Park Theme. This zipped file will get your students excited about persuasive writing by having them create a theme for the new amusement park..
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Congratulations! The park council has given approval for a new amusement park (you know, rides and games and food and fun). They have decided to hold a contest where interested companies can submit proposals for the design and name of the new park. Your company for sure interested but will have some hard work ahead of you!
Below is your “To Do” list:
1. Name of Park: The park council is waiting to know what your new proposed name will be for the largest amusement park in the state! Be creative and think of one that would be a hit for the park council and the people who would go there.
2. Ticket Stub: Okay, now that you’ve decided on a new name, you will also need to design a ticket stub for the park. Be sure to include the name of the park, a and a colorful theme.
3. 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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