1. As students enter class, the bellringer will be on the board. The bellringer simply asks, "Where is somewhere you would like to visit?"
2. After two-three minutes, allow students to share their answers.
3. At this point, students will be given the explanation for the upcoming assignment.
4. Teacher states: You will create a travel brochure that will entice people to visit your city. This brochure must include the following:
b. Nice pictures that represent your city
c. Specific highlights from the city (i.e. main tourist attractions, famous restaurants)
d. Personal narrative (3-5 sentences) welcoming guests to your city.
5. Students and teacher will review the rubric that will be used for grading this project. Sample rubric: http://www.rcampus.com/rubricshowc.cfm?code=E77AXA&sp=true
6. At this time, students must decide what city they want to use for their project and submit to the teacher.
7. Exit slip/homework: Students will begin jotting down ideas for their brochure. Tomorrow they will visit the computer lab to begin the research portion of their assignment.
1. Students will report to the computer lab (if there is no computer access in the classroom).
2. Once students are assigned a seat, the teacher will review the rubric for completing the brochure, as well as, computer lab rules (if necessary).
3. Students will be directed to the website where they can download a brochure template. Website: http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/activities-projects/design-travel-brochure-30297.html
4. At this time, students will begin researching and creating their brochures. On the note paper provided the students will jot down notes for the completion of their brochure.
5. Exit slip: Students will submit one fact that they learned about their city.
1. Students will return to the computer lab to complete the brochure.
2. Teacher will remind students of the requirements and due date.
3. As students work, teacher will walk around to assist as needed.
4. At the end of class, teacher will allow students to print their brochures and prepare them for presentation, he/she will allow the students to submit the following day if more time is needed at home.
1. As students enter, they will answer the following question, "What other city would you like to visit? Why?"
2. After brief sharing of answers, students will draw numbers to see the order in which they will present.
3. Students should have been familiar with the rules for presenting information to the class. If not, the following website can be used as a guide: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/printouts/oral-presentation-rubric-30700.html
4. The remaining time will be dedicated to presentations.
5. Exit Slip: Who's city would you like to visit?