I am always looking to make the lessons fun for MYSELF, as well as the students :)
What better way to teach Persuasive Writing then through commercials? AND Superbowl commercials to top it off!
I have done this for 4 years now, and it is always a HUGE hit.
I created a brochure that we use to learn about 4 different types of persuasive techniques: Bandwagon, Celebrity Spokesperson, Humor, and Emotional Appeal. We watch commercials from the Superbowl and decide which type(s) each use!
Then we come up with a product to advertise and make a Storyboard to write our own persuasive commercial!
You can see this product in action over at my blog here!