Persuasive Techniques Teacher Resources
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Studying Documentaries Like a Writer - Looking For Persuasive Techniques
Revisit the documentaries viewed in the previous lesson in this series in order to take a look at the persuasive techniques employed by the documentary creators. Small groups watch the films a second time, taking notes on two provided questions.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The War of the Worlds
Use this famous story to hook your class on science fiction. Learners read The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells, and engage in comprehension activities. They answer questions about prefixes and suffixes, analyze persuasive techniques, and make comparisons.
9th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 56 Downloads
Analysis Frame: Persuasion
Examine a persuasive piece with a series of categorized analysis questions. You can start out with the basic questions provided at the top of the page, and move on to the more complex questions listed below. The questions cover content, organization, author's purpose, reasoning and logic, persuasive technique and more.
6th - 8th Language Arts 22 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Would you really buy that? Persuasive techniques in advertising
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 instructional activity could be a persuasive paper or research on a career in advertising.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 75 Views 527 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 162 Downloads
Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? They watch a video (linked) about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Scholars focus on rhetorical device by listening to famous speeches and completing a graphic organizer on persuasive techniques.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 162 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Persuasive Techniques in Advertising and Make Your Own Advertisement
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.
7th - 10th Language Arts 22 Views 122 Downloads
Determining Author's Point of View: The Sneeches
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.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 60 Views 1067 Downloads
Advertising in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Persuasive Texts
Beginning a persuasive writing unit with your middle schoolers? Approach it through something that persuades us all: advertising! Through studying video and print advertisement, your class will practice Common Core skills for reading informational texts.
7th - 8th Language Arts 184 Views 454 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson plan on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to get familiar with them.
6th - 12th Language Arts 44 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 17 Views 285 Downloads
How Advertisers Persuade
This plan centers around the article "How Advertisers Persuade," although it is not included in the lesson plan itself. Get your class thinking about advertising, appeals, and techniques that companies use to get their products from the shelf and into your hands.
7th - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 30 Downloads
Propaganda & Persuasive Techniques: Do You Buy It?
Fifth graders investigate the basic persuasive techniques employed in advertising. They identify three examples of propaganda/persuasive techniques, complete an observation chart, take an advertising quiz, complete a spreadsheet that totals the number of magazine pages with and without ads, watch and discuss television ads, and create and perform an original commercial.
5th Social Studies & History 37 Views 208 Downloads
The Art of Advertising
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.
7th - 12th Language Arts 99 Views 172 Downloads
Unusual Friendly Letters: Persuasion and Point of View
Elementary schoolers complete word clusters after listening to the book Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. They listen as the teacher stops to point out the unusual point of view and various persuasive techniques used by the author.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 43 Views 461 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What are ads really selling? High schoolers examine persuasive techniques used by print and television advertisements. They generate a list of persuasive techniques they're familiar with, and review other types argumentation and persuasion techniques.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 8 Views 32 Downloads
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Discuss the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt. This story, called "Franklin D. Roosevelt" by Laura Hamilton Waxman, is used to explore comprehension skills. Some of these skills include identifying prefixes and suffixes, making comparisons, and persuasive writing techniques.
4th - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 54 Downloads
Persuasion in Print
Advertisers target teenagers. Groups select three magazine advertisements for similar products, analyze the appeals used in each, create a poster that features the persuasive techniques used, and present their findings to the class. The richly detailed plan includes a pre-quiz, an advertising analysis worksheet, poster directions, as well as sample rubrics.
9th Language Arts 7 Views 127 Downloads
How does word choice affect the reading of a text? Compare two headlines that were written about the same event. Is one biased? Discuss how word choice often reveals the author's feelings about a topic. Then look at different techniques used to create propaganda.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 98 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable