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 19 Views 56 Downloads
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 lesson could be a persuasive paper or research on a career in advertising.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 82 Views 536 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 29 Views 163 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
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 28 Views 128 Downloads
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 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 13 Views 32 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 30 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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
You Be the Judge
What can middle schoolers learn about persuasive writing by observing their snacks? This activity and several others introduce the idea of writing a critique in a persuasive writing assignment. The lesson consist of seven parts, which could be broken into several class sessions over a few weeks, and includes an assessment and lesson extensions.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 48 Downloads
Problem, Solution, and Persuasion
Persuasive techniques are best understood when class members have to apply them. This resource requires young learners to convince people who are deceived about the harmful side effects of cigarettes of the consequences of smoking. Instructional strategies include Four Corners, Cubing, and creating a Persuasion Map.
7th - 8th Health 3 Views 4 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 62 Views 1070 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 194 Views 459 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson 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 49 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 38 Views 209 Downloads