LESSON FIVE: Creating the goods
Students will create a commercial script.
R1D Students will use visual and audio media to present a commercial using one or more propaganda techniques within a designated time limit.
§ Sources of literature
o Student prompt and scoring guide
§ Handouts provided
o The Student prompt and scoring guide
§ Words to Know
o propaganda techniques
Teacher monitors student progress and offers guided questioning where needed.
1. Distribute the provided student prompt and scoring guide.
What are the qualities for a well-made commercial?
How will you perform your script?
Which propaganda technique will you use?
What elements go into taping an effective commercial?
What other items must you remember to include in your commercial?
2. Students begin to work with a partner to create commercial scripts.
Creating the product and writing the script will probably take two days. The two-day format emphasizes reading fluency rather than memorization.
Find a librarian or paraprofessional to film the commercials outside of the classroom in a quiet area. This encourages shy performers and reduces distractions.
3. As homework, students create their cue cards from the script.