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A Fun Ad

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Welcome

 

Why do we need to write? To communicate, of course. But communication of information can be interesting by using a different form.  Take Want Ads.  They tell you what people want to buy or rent or  ?????? Hmmmm.  How about the first want ad below --- could you apply for this job?




 

A Want Ad

 

Wanted

Diligent and independent workers with a sense of humor willing to add spice to daily journeys into the unknown. Must bring own tools (pens, pencils, paper, ideas, stories, poems, wonderful words) the use of which may answer a question, solve a problem, or entertain a friend. Must be open to new ideas and strategies that will bring improvement to the whole process and journey. Most importantly, must demonstrate collaborative abilities in working with people. If you have a smile on your face, a quick joke to lighten the day, a hand open to work with others, an independent streak to focus and follow-through, then please apply at 555-4541 for a joyous journey into writing.


 

How about trying a reflective and fun ad on your own topic, such as skateboarding, txting, hoops, etc.?

 

Lesson Goals

 

Overview

This project shows how well you can transform ideas into a different form/genre/mode of writing:

  • We can brainstorm/prewrite knowledge about a person, yourself, a topic
  • Rather than simply write a paragraph or summary, we can create a Want Ad that includes clear, specific information using the terminology of a Want Ad

 

Objectives

This project should demonstrate that you can:

  • Gather and organize ideas
  • Choose appropriate, interesting, styled words that fit the topic (your choice) and the form (Want Ad)

 

Assignment 1

 

Create a WANT AD about yourself. Be precise and detailed. Keep asking yourself, What else? What else?

Be prepared to share in some way in class (read all of it; share a part; let someone else share it with the class).

Keep your drafts on the Fun Ad Project Page. We'll watch them improve as you change them, and as your peers offer praise and suggestions.

 

What I'm looking for:

clear ideas

logical order

words that whistle about you--show who you are

words specific to a Want Ad

 

 

SAMPLE

Ms Edwards

T08

9/30/05

Want Ad--third draft

About  Ms. E

 

WANTED

A person constantly learning, interested in all ideas and events. Must engage in continued research of how the universe works, such as observing the Mars Rover Opportunity as it grinds into hemitite, the mineral evidence for water on Mars. Must believe in the Constitution of the United States and its protection of the rights of all citizens, no matter what. Able to bring the tools required for excellent thinking: heuristic strategies, books, writing tools, conversation, and a fantastic MacIntosh computer. Additional skills include hiking, walking the dog, boating, creating scrapbooks, creative and relaxing cooking, an amazing ability to focus, and technological expertise. Weeding or obsessive cleaning is not required. Attitude is important: if life provides lemons, make lemonade. Provide excellent references, such as one husband, four children, nine grandchildren, two cats and one dog. Apply if you are over fifty and female, engage in thoughtful conversation, and continuously reflect curiosity and wonder.

 


 

Assignment 2

 

Create a WANT AD on a topic of your choice. Be precise and detailed. Keep asking yourself, What else? What else?

Be prepared to share in some way in class (read all of it; share a part; let someone else share it with the class).

Keep your drafts on the Fun Ad Project Page. We'll watch them improve as you change them, and as your peers offer praise and suggestions.

 

What I'm looking for:

clear ideas

logical order

words that whistle about you--show who you are

words specific to a Want Ad

 

SAMPLE

Shee

T08

9/30/05

Want Ad--third draft

Pencils

 

WANTED

 

New pencils.  Number 2. Multi-colored or Golden Yellow.  Must be filled with imagination, stories, and reports revealed by sharp points easily flowing onto any kind of paper as soon as the graphite grabs the page. Ideas must be detailed and descriptive, defined by deciding the best fit for the phrase by an ever-pink eraser that immediately knows which words to wipe away. Apply sharpened and ready to write at my desk before 9:00 AM Monday morning.

 


 

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