Give a spin on teaching persuasive writing and teach your students about several different advertising techniques, in order to help them "sell," a Christmas movie to their classmates:)
This lesson will take about 4-5 class periods.
Day 1 - Introduce advertising vocabulary AND have students view 8 television commercials on YouTube to identify which techniques were used (from the vocabulary, they learned and have in this pack.)
Day 2 - Divide students into small groups (3-4 people per group) and read/discuss group project (make a poster advertising a Christmas movie.) Brainstorm with group.
Day 3 - Work on poster and persuasive paragraph(s).
Day 4 - Continue group work.
Day 5 - Group presentations WITH forms for peer evaluations, excellent assessment tool!
All of my students LOVE when we do this!