Do you want to create an authentic writing assignment for your students? This Smartboard lesson will show students how to write and create public service announcements. Once the public service announcements are created, they can be uploaded to your school or classroom websites and could be announced over the school loudspeaker. This Smartboard lesson begins addressing what PSA's are and the qualities needed to write an effective PSA. Current topics are listed for the students to choose ideas to write their own PSA. A written PSA is given as an example, but I also have videos and just voice recordings that show public service announcements. The students can work in groups or this can be done as an individual project. Students can create videos or just tape their voices (then add music) when creating PSA's. The last slide is a rubric you can copy to assess students' work.
This a great activity to do at the end of the year or the beginning!!