Final Product: a well-written, highly descriptive exaggeration essay about a "piece of junk" (white elephant) of the student's choice. Students bring their white elephant item to school decorated as a beautiful present.
Length of Project - 2 to 4 weeks
1. Power Point - Introduces Advertising Techniques (10 tricks with examples & quiz)
2. Writing Assignment - White Elephant Explanation (in the ppt & attached)
3. Advertising Techniques Tricks (in the ppt & attached)
4. White Elephant Outline /Pre-Writing Organizer - attached
5. Awesome Adjective handout
6. White Elephant Sales Pitch Rubric - attached or use your own
7. Parent Letter (optional)
Final Product: A beautifully decorated present along with a typed essay
This was by far one of the projects that my students talked about for most of the year. We all had a great time during the final day before the holidays reading, listening, and opening their JUNK!