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Instruct students to take a headline from the newspaper and imagine it as a title of a book. Give them time to work out the story and decide whether it would be fiction or non-fiction. Then have them write a paragraph that would promote their book.


Have students find a newspaper ad that is not illustrated. Tell them that a successful ad captures people’s attention. Let them use their creative juices to redo the ad, augmenting it with their own illustration and a creative sales pitch.

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