Persuasive Writing Book Proposal. This activity will get your students excited about persuasive writing by having them submit a proposal for a book.
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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:
Chapter 1! The Hippo Book Publishing Company is accepting proposals from students who write stories. If your story is chosen, it will be published and you will be asked to give an author’s talk about the book at the Annual Hippo Book Publishing Convention. Be creative and have fun writing. Fame and fortune is awaiting you!
Below is your “To Do” list:
1. Story Title & Plot: The Hippo Book Publishing Company is eagerly waiting to find out what the title of your story is and what it is about. It’ll be important for you to think about what is popular in literature in today’s world.
2. Persuasive Letter: After you have decided on the name and what the story will be about, you will then be asked to submit a letter to the Hippo Book Publishing Company to try to persuade them to accept your idea. Your letter should include the plot of the story, the name, the intended audience, and why people would want to read it. Refer to the example and student handout for specific guidelines on how to write your persuasive letter.
2. Convention Ticket Stub: Once you have a title for the story, the plot, and have written a persuasive letter, you will need to design a colorful ticket stub for the convention. Be sure to include the title, a brief description of the plot, and a picture on your stub.
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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