LESSON FIVE: Brochure Writing
Students explain the benefit/purpose of text features in brochures.
GRADE-LEVEL EXPECTATIONS ADDRESSED
R3A Evaluate the author’s use of text features to clarify meaning in multiple primary and/or secondary sources.
§ Sources of Literature
o A variety of brochures
§ Handouts provided
o Graphic Organizer Instructions and Scoring Guide
o Sample brochures
§ Words to Know
o graphic organizer
Students select three text features from one of the teacher supplied brochures. Students create a graphic organizer that explains the purpose or benefit of each feature. Graphic Organizer Instructions and Scoring Guide provided.
1. Discuss the functions of a brochure and where you would likely find them. Discuss how text features in a brochure differ from those in an article, as discussed in Lesson One.
Review and discuss various types of graphic organizers that students may select for the formative assessment.
Refer to Lesson One for suggestions on text features.
What are examples of text features?
Which text features might you typically find in a brochure?
How do text features differ among various types of publications?
2. Give students two or three sample brochures. Discuss various brochure components. Also discuss differences between information found in brochures and other types of information.
3. In pairs, students select a possible brochure topic. Students brainstorm a list of likely or possible sections to include and share their list with the class.