Brochures are used to convey a large amount of information about a topic in a relatively small amount of space. Brochures often include information about travelling to specific areas, businesses, health information or a wide range of other topics. Teaching students how to create their own brochure can help students learn to convey information in a concise manner.
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Things you need
- Various brochures
- Rubric or instruction sheet
- Scissors (optional)
- Magazines or similar materials (optional)
- Construction paper (optional)
- Glue (optional)
Explain the term "brochure" and tell students the purpose of a brochure. The term brochure is defined on The Free Dictionary as a pamphlet or booklet that contains a summary of information. Usually, brochures are used in advertising or to offer information.
Hand out a few different brochures to the class. This will give a better idea of a brochure and the purpose as well as possible designs and templates.
Give students a rubric or instruction sheet on making a brochure. Depending on the age of the students, brochure creation can be made by hand using magazine photos, glue, paper and pen or students might prefer making it on a computer. If planning the brochure creation in class, creating by hand is necessary and will require the appropriate brochure materials. The rubric or instruction sheet should include research elements about a specific topic and the layout guidelines of the brochure, such as minimum and maximum pages.
Explain the creation process. Tell the students that they must research the topic and that they are expected to cut and paste the brochure together. If the project is out of class, allow the use of computers as preferred by the students but do not require it. Some families might not have a computer available or parents might not want younger children on the computer.
Provide materials if necessary. If the project is for in class, provide magazines, scissors, glue or tape, construction paper and anything else the students might need for the project. If it is out of class, students should be given standards for what to use for the project but teachers do not need to provide the materials.
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