Persuasive Writing: Valentine's Day Theme (Aligned to Common Core)
This zipped file will get your students excited about Valentine's Day in a creative way.
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Congratulations! You have been chosen by the Valentine’s Day dance committee to choose a theme for the upcoming school dance and design a creative, colorful ticket stub the upcoming Valentine’s Day dance. This is your big chance! Below is your “To Do” list:
-Theme: The entire student body is waiting to know what the theme name of the upcoming dance will be so they can begin making signs and decorations. You will also need to come up with a catchy name for the dance.
-Ticket Stub: Okay, so you’ve decided on a theme. Now you will need to design a ticket stub for the upcoming Valentine’s Day dance. Be sure to include your catchy name on your ticket stub, along with your colors.
-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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