After completing a unit on Persuasive Texts, I ask my students to create a Persuasive Poster. With a partner students choose a position or viewpoint on a "hot topic" like school dress code, longer PE/recess, etc. Their poster should include both a written persuasive paragraph explaining their position on the topic and a persuasive illustration. After completion each group shares their Persuasive Poster with the class. It's amazing to watch students argue their position on a topic that is relevant to them.