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!
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Objective: Create a poster advertising your favorite summer spot!
Requirements: Headline, short description, and images of your favorite summer spot!
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual