Persuasive Writing: Create Own Soccer Franchise (Aligned to Common Core)
This zipped file will get your students excited about persuasive writing by having them create a new soccer franchise.
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Congratulations! You have been chosen by the professional soccer committee to come up with a new franchise for a soccer team. This is your big chance! Below is your “To Do” list:
1) Franchise City: The world is waiting to know where your new franchise will be located. Everyone knows that you will probably pick a city that you are familiar with, but you can also come up with a “fictional” city for your new professional soccer team. This can be anywhere in the world!
2) Franchise Name: Okay, so you’ve come up with a city. Now you will need to come up with a name for your franchise. Be creative!
3) Team Logo/Colors: Now you will need to design a new team logo and colors. This part must be researched well, as it will become a major part of your total franchise value.
4) Ticket Stub: Okay, so you’ve decided on a city, you’ve come up with a team name and logo, now all you need to do is design a ticket stub.
5) 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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