We are working on persuasion. Students created an invention (lots of invisible pills & powders and do your homework machines) and determined their target audience. Then they created a magazine ad (Drawing Pad and Strip Designer) that would give viewers specific reasons to buy the product.
The theme for our teacher appreciation week this year was Superheroes. My students were asked by the PTO to create a super hero name, logo and gadget for me. Many of them did this at home on paper and in class I gave them time as well to create an ad for my super hero persona.