Activity Overview

As you build classroom community during the first few weeks of school it is always interesting to learn about what your students did over their summer vacation. In this activity, students will create a poster advertisement for their favorite summer spot. Teachers can show students current and vintage advertisements to brainstorm the types of catchy headlines and imagery to use. Students will think of their favorite place they went to over the summer: it could be the beach or pool, a national park or an amusement park, a friend's house or their own home! When encouraging students to share, it is important to recognize that some students may travel while others may stay close to home in the summertime. This example purposefully uses a place that is typically available to anyone over the summer no matter their circumstances or where they live: the public library. Students will use the creator to add scenes, characters and items, a headline, and short description that advertises why their chosen spot is a great place to visit in the summer!

For additional templates to add to this assignment, see our travel poster templates and template gallery.

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a poster advertising your favorite summer spot!

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Choose your favorite place you like to visit in the summer: the beach, pool, park, your friends' house, the public library, anywhere you like!
  3. Using the poster template, write a compelling headline and short description to describe your favorite summer place and why people should visit.
  4. Include scenes, items, symbols, maps, and/or characters to enhance your advertisement.

Requirements: Headline, short description, and images of your favorite summer spot!

Lesson Plan Reference


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

Proficient Emerging Beginning
The illustrations use appropriate scenes, characters and items.
The illustrations are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the assignment.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are somewhat correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly incorrect.

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