You will love this assignment! Everyone is familiar with the toy aisles in the local stores. Who wouldn't get excited about writing a paper that requires a trip to the toy store???
This is a two part writing unit.
Part 1 Students research and analyze stereotypes of toys and other examples. They develop and publish an opinion paper.
Part 2 Students write a persuasive letter to a real company that makes a real entertainment product. Students let them know their concern about the product and what they would like to see changed. I have actually had the letters sent, and many students received response letters back. Some included product and coupons!
Both assignments have a pre-writing form and a writing process checklist. Both are set up to be a three paragraph writing pieces.