$120 for 4 weeks
Student's informative essays and videos will be published on the Academic Warriors blog.
6 - 10 years old
Session 1: Advertisements
What is persuasive writing? Students will learn how advertisements use persuasive writing to convince people to buy their items. We will look at several advertisements in print and in video then discuss their elements. What makes you want to buy those items? Students will learn what a target market is and how each advertisement targets that specific group. Students will practice creating advertisements.
Create a product and a print ad to sell that product on poster board. Be ready to present your print ad to the group in the next session.
Session 2: But I Really Want It!
Students will present their advertisements to the class. Students will hear the story "I Wanna Iquana" and "I Wanna My Own Room" by Karen Kaufman Orloff. We will discuss what makes Alex's letters to his parents so convincing. Students will chose whether they want a certain pet or a new room. We will learn the writing process. Students will learn the different parts of a letter and how to write a letter. We will be surprising our parent(s) with the letter at the end of this course.
HOMEWORK: Create a convincing advertisement for your new pet or bedroom.
Session 3: Letter Writing
Students will review the different parts of a letter and the different functions of letters. Students will write a letter to one of their friends using the write-a-letter.pdf. The class will practice writing a persuasive letter using the write-a-persuasive-letter.pdf.
HOMEWORK: Write a letter to persuade your parents to buy you a new pet or give you your own bedroom. Bring your letters to class.
Session 4: Editing Your Letters
Students will meet with the teacher in order to edit their letters and then write their final drafts. The class will learn how to address an envelope. They will address the envelope and create a stamp for it. Students will then give their parents the letters.