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Lesson #2083. Travel Brochure

Posted by Lavonda Walker, Claiborne County High School, Tazewell, TN (US)
Language, level: Senior; Materials Required: Use of computer lab including Internet, wordprocessing and publishing software, high quality paper
Activity Time: 1-2 weeks; Concepts Taught: Students will produce a tri-fold brochure encouraging travel in a European country.

GOALS: To write effective paragraphs that include factual information presented in a creative and interesting manner. The student will develop the structural and creative skills necessary to produce written language that can be read and interpreted by various audiences.

CURRICULUM STANDARD: Language Arts Grade 10: Writing - Write to acquire knowledge, clarify thinking, synthesize information, improve study skills, gain confidence, and promote lifelong communication.

OBJECTIVE: Students will learn and understand how to use the Internet for research through hands-on activities. Through practice, students will use publishing software to produce a brochure.

PROCEDURES:
1. Students will search the Internet for relevant information, copy to wordprocessor, and find pictures of 5 vacation sites in Europe and save to a disk
2. Students will analyze the material and choose information to make 1 tri fold, double sided brochure.
3. Upon completion, students will print brochure.
4.
ASSESSMENT: Printed brochures will graded on proper use of grammar and punctuation. All text must be originally written and creatively organized. Pictures must be relative to the vacation site.


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