Persuasive Writing: Race Track Theme (Aligned to Common Core)
This zipped file will get your students excited about the upcoming and exciting championship car race.
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The following is an excerpt from the description:
Congratulations! You have been chosen by the car racing committee to come up with the name of a race track and a theme for the upcoming car race. This is your big chance! Below is your “To Do” list:
-Track Name: Your first job is to come up with a creative name for the new race track that was just recently built.
-Theme: The car racing world is waiting to know what your new theme will be for the upcoming race. Be creative- the world is depending on you. Failure to come up with a grand idea will result in loss of a lot of revenue.
-Race Track Ticket Stub: Okay, so you’ve decided on a creative name and theme, now all you need to do is design a racing 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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