Persuasive Writing: Create Theme for College Basketball Tournament
This zipped file will get your students excited about the college basketball tournament in March
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Congratulations! You have just been told that you will host the last four teams for the college basketball tournament. Of course now, believe or not, the easy part is over! You still have some hard work ahead of you! Below is a “To Do” list:
-Basketball Theme: The world is waiting to know what you will name the championship for the last four teams in the college basketball tournament. This is a very important marketing deal.
-Championship Round Colors: Now you will need to design and market a new logo for the championship basketball tournament. This part must be researched well, as it will become a major part of your letter to the committee.
-Ticket Stub: Okay, so you’ve decided on a theme and come up with some colors, now all you need to do is design a ticket stub that you will be provided with.
-Persuasive Letter: After you have designed your theme and 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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