Persuasive Writing Basketball Franchise. This activity will get your students excited about persuasive writing by having them create a new basketball franchise.
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The overall purpose of this product is to engage your students in persuasive writing in order for them to understand the key components (effective lead, supporting evidence, objections, responses, etc.) that need to be included when writing a persuasive piece.
Here is the scenario on the card:
Swish! You have been chosen by the National Basketball Committee to propose a new expansion basketball team name and theme for a new stadium in your city. This is a huge opportunity for you. Just think- a new basketball expansion team is coming to your city! Good luck with your proposal.
Below is your “To Do” list:
1. Team Name & Theme: The National Basketball Committee is waiting to know what the new proposed team name and theme will be for the stadium in your city! Be creative, as you want to attract people to your stadium.
2. Persuasive Letter: After you have decided on a creative name and theme, you will then be asked to submit a letter to the National Basketball Committee to try to persuade them to accept your idea. Refer to the example and student handout for specific guidelines on how to write your persuasive letter.
3. Basketball Stadium Ticket Stub: Once you have a name, a theme, and have written a persuasive letter, you will need to design a colorful ticket stub for the stadium. Be sure to include the name and your creative theme.
Included in this product is:
- Teacher Tips & Lesson Plan Handout (3-pages)
- Persuasive Writing Cards (1-page; 2 per page; color)
- Persuasive Writing Cards (1-page; 2 per page; printer friendly)
- Persuasive Writing Student Handout (2-pages)
- Persuasive Writing Student Handout Example (2-pages)
- Persuasive Letter Format (1-page)
- Persuasive Letter Checklist (1-page)
- Example Big Hit Movie Letter (1-page)
- Big Hit Movie Letter Student Activity (1-page)
- Big Hit Movie Letter Answer Key (1-page)
- CCSS Student Reflection Form (1-page)
- Persuasive Writing Rubric (1-page)
- Ticket Stub Templates (2-pages; 2 templates)
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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