Persuasive Writing Music Concert. This activity will get your students excited about persuasive writing by having them create a type of band for a concert.
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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:
Rock On! You and a few friends have spent a lot of time with your music and have just heard “through the grapevine” that a recording studio is looking for young, new music bands to audition. This is your chance to show the music world that your band is a special one.
Below is your “To Do” list:
1. Name of Band: The entire music world is waiting to know what the name will be for your band! Be creative and think of one that would be a hit for people (and the studio).
2. Persuasive Letter: After you have decided on a creative name, you will need to think of the type of band (rock, classical, hip-hop, etc.) and the names of songs that would eventually become popular. You will also be asked to submit a letter to the recording studio to try to persuade them to accept your idea. Refer to the example and student handout for specific guidelines on how to write your persuasive letter.
3. Concert Ticket Stub: Once you have a name, some songs, and have written a persuasive letter, you will need to design a colorful ticket stub for your upcoming debut. Include the band name and some names of songs.
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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