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Discover what persuasive techniques are commonly used in advertisements to convince consumers to buy their products. After discussing and analyzing the ads as a class, small groups label their own print advertisement with post-it notes. The culminating activity for this lesson could be a persuasive paper or research on a career in advertising. An excellent opening lesson to a persuasive writing unit!
Understanding persuasive techniques in writing and advertising is a major learning objective in high school English. Use this resource to help your class learn about rhetorical devices by identifying them in speeches, generating concept maps, and explaining their diagrams to the rest of the class. The plan culminates in individuals creating a complete ad campaign. While the teacher-generated materials may not be accessible, this is still a useful outline.
Have your class discuss the problems faced by those in war-torn nations using this resource about a librarian in Iraq. After reading Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq, learners answer cause and effect questions, summarize the story, and discuss the author's purpose and point of view. In addition to practicing these reading skills, your learners might gain some cultural sensitivity, too!
Young writers will love examining Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type for examples of good persuasive writing. Generally, when we write persuasive pieces, there are common words we use. Encourage your writers to identify these words and use them in their own writing. A template is included!
After reading the Declaration of Independence, the Speech to the Virginia Convention, and The Crisis, No. 1, class members discuss the ideas in and structure of these famous documents. Groups focus on either the purpose, tone, diction, persuasive techniques, or organization of the documents. Using the jigsaw format, they share their knowledge with the other groups. Finally, the whole class creates a concept map comparing the three readings.
Determine the author's point of view in a text. Young readers read Dr. Seuss' The Sneeches and identify the author's purpose in the story. They identify persuasive techniques in writing, asking and answering questions to better comprehend the text. As homework, they write about a propaganda technique they found. Two handouts are included.
Are you looking for a collaborative and fun way to teach persuasion? This could be a great resource for you! After reviewing advertising techniques and searching for examples of propaganda, have your class create and present their own commercials for chosen products. You will find the steps outlined for the project. Also, handouts about advertising techniques, rubrics for the listed assignments, and a student work sample. The referenced review slides are not included.
Get your class thinking about advertising with this lesson plan. Over the course of 15 days, your class will discuss advertising techniques, study the concepts of pathos, logos, and ethos, and analyze the persuasive techniques of different commercials. Links to commercials are not provided, but a unit project, rubric, and list of resources are included.
Students examine the persuasive techniques of leaders. In this propaganda instructional activity, students discover the practices that Louis XIV and Caligula used to persuade others. Students watch "The Merchants of Cool" and discuss propaganda used today. Students create propaganda posters for current political leaders of their choosing.