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Things for Sale (K-2)

How do some websites try to get you to buy things?

Students examine websites that are designed to encourage them to buy a particular product. Students learn to recognize the varied methods used to promote and sell products on these sites. Students explore several product sites aimed at kids, identifying elements designed to draw their attention and make them want to buy the product. They grasp how the games, videos, activities, and other appealing features of the site serve the ultimate purpose of selling the product. Students then use what they have learned to draw a home page for a product site of their own invention. 

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • understand that the main purpose of product sites is to encourage viewers to buy the product.
  • recognize how a site’s fun and interesting features help sell the product.
  • create their own product site home pages with features designed to sell their products.


Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards: 

Grade K: RL.1, RL.4, RL.10, RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4, W.5, W.7, W.8, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.2, SL.3, SL.6, L.6

Grade 1: RL.1, RL.4, RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.5, W.7, W.8, L.6

Grade 2: RL.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.7, W.8, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.3, SL.6, L.6

ISTE Standards:

1d, 2b, 3a, 3d, 4a-c, 6a-c


4a-d, 5e

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