Persuasive Writing: Create Baseball Park Theme (Aligned to CCSS)

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Persuasive Writing: Create Baseball Park Theme (Aligned to Common Core)

This zipped file will get your students excited about persuasive writing by having them create a theme for the new baseball park..

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Congratulations! You have been chosen by the Major League Baseball committee to come up with a stadium name and theme for the new stadium in your city. This is your big chance! Below is your “To Do” list:
1. City and Theme: The baseball world is waiting to know what the name of your stadium will be. You will also need to come up with a catchy theme for the stadium to attract spectators.
2. Stadium Ticket Stub: Okay, so you’ve decided on a name and theme. Now you will need to design a ticket stub for the grand opening for your stadium. Be sure to include the name of the city and your catchy theme to the stub.
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
-Credits page
-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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Teaching Duration
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Persuasive Writing: Create Baseball Park Theme (Aligned to CCSS)
Persuasive Writing: Create Baseball Park Theme (Aligned to CCSS)
Persuasive Writing: Create Baseball Park Theme (Aligned to CCSS)
Persuasive Writing: Create Baseball Park Theme (Aligned to CCSS)