Persuasive Writing Design Zoo Exhibit. This zipped file will get your students excited about writing in a creative way. The following is an excerpt from the description:
Congratulations! You have just been asked by the zoological society to brainstorm a new exhibit for your new local zoo. You have some hard work ahead of you! Below is your “To Do” list:
-Exhibit Animal/Animals: The first thing you will need to do is brainstorm what animal/animals you would have in your proposed exhibit. This will be a crucial decision for you because the society will be looking for creative ideas. Of course they already have the usual elephants, lions, dolphins, etc. Be creative and even think about extinct animals!
-Overall Theme: Your next step will be to think of an overall theme for your exhibit. In other words, who will be the audience and why would they want to see your exhibit?
-Ticket Stub: Okay, so you’ve decided on the animal/animals and overall theme for your exhibit, now all you need to do is design a ticket stub.
-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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