Persuasive Text Teacher Resources
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Apply Post-Reading Skills and Discuss Persuasive Text
8th - 12th
Young scholars put their reading comprehension skills to practice. In this interpreting text lesson plan, students read "Chief Red Jacket's Reply," and then respond to questions that require them to reason, infer, and analyze the selection.
Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
End of Unit 2 Assessment: Working with Two Texts - Reading, Listening, Summarizing, and Synthesizing
4th CCSS: Designed
As a summative assessment for this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders listen to and read informational texts in order to demonstrate their ability to take notes, write summaries, and draw connections. Young scholars first listen as...
Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband
9th - 11th CCSS: Designed
After reading a brief excerpt from a letter written by Abigail Adams to her husband and future president of the United States, John Adams, your young historians will practice their reading comprehension skills and identify what Abigail...
Picturing America: Images and Words of Hope from Romare Bearden and Langston Hughes
9th - 12th
A carefully crafted three-day lesson integrates poetry and visual art. By analyzing and comparing Langston Hughes' poem "Mother and Son" and Romare Bearden's collage "The Dove," readers explore the theme of hope. The lesson activates...
Distinguishing the Author’s Purpose
2nd - 4th CCSS: Designed
A big step in the development of children's reading comprehension skills is the ability to differentiate between the topic of a piece of writing and its purpose. The third lesson in this series presents learners with collections of short...
Examine Persuasive Elements by Reading, Analyzing, and Discussing Persuasive Text
9th - 11th
Students identify persuasive strategies and analyze arguments. In this persuasive writing lesson, students read "Chief Red Jacket's Reply" and "Reverend Cram's Speech to the Iroquois Nation" and chart major elements of each argument....