This activity may be done in collaborative groups or individually.
This Common Core based activity facilitates higher order thinking skills as your students describe and advertise a strange place. The activity is highly scaffolded with graphic organizers to guide students through each step of the process making it more accessible for EFL/ESL/ELD students.
The students will brainstorm strange places and describe a strange place using sensory imagery and spatial order. The culminating activities involve the students creating and presenting travel brochures and commercials about strange must-see places.
The activities include easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions throughout the whole process including the basic steps for creating a commercial and evaluation checklists for the brochure and commercial.
The students are encouraged to collaborate, use their imaginations, be creative, and have fun.
You may also want to check out these other Creative Writing Activities:
-- Adventurer’s Survival Guide Creative Writing Activity
-- Original Invention Creative Writing Project: Plan, Propose, Advertise
-- Publishing a Magazine: Collaboratively Writing, Planning, and Creating
-- Writing an Arthurian Legend
-- Story Inspired by a Photo Creative Writing Activity
Common Core State Standards:
Writing 2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas,
concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Writing 4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Writing 5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
If technology is used to research places and/or create the projects:
Writing 6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology's capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Strange Must-See Place: Describing and Advertising Lesson
by Scott N. Forrest
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