I use this writing lesson in both my Persuasive Writing Unit as well as for my Economics Unit. It fits beautifully with both!
This writing packet includes everything your student will need to create their own infomercial.
It supports the following objectives:
W2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
W2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
2.E.1 Understand basic economic concepts.
I use it in my second grade classroom, but can be easily adapted to other grade levels.