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 4 Views 4 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 15 Views 56 Downloads
"I Don't Pay Attention to Advertisements? (At least I don't think so?)"
Sixth graders study eight persuasive techniques that occur in a variety of media types. They write a persuasive essay and present it to the class. They create a "new product" for which they produce an advertisement using persuasive techniques.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads
Historical Witness: Social Messaging
Young scholars examine the persuasive techniques of leaders. In this propaganda lesson, students discover the practices that Louis XIV and Caligula used to persuade others. Young scholars watch "The Merchants of Cool" and discuss propaganda used today.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 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 plan could be a persuasive paper or research on a career in advertising.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 63 Views 516 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 35 Views 205 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 10 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 8 Views 108 Downloads
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 5 Views 161 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 13 Views 284 Downloads
Pictures and Slogans Persuade an Audience
Students discover relationships between advertisement and persuasive techniques. In this literacy and consumer education lesson, students select magazine or newspaper advertisements that use symbols, pictures, and slogans to persuade consumers to buy their product.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 132 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 7 Views 28 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 5 Views 31 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 55 Views 1062 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 84 Views 158 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 6 Views 126 Downloads
I Don't Pay Attention to Advertisements
Sixth graders examine the eight persuasive techniques, identifying them in all avenues of media including magazine, TV, Internet, and billboards, and making them aware of how advertising already influences them. They write an essay using one technique.
6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 4 Downloads