Are You For Real?
Learners try to find newspaper and magazine articles that are informative or persuasive. They practice determining the differences between the two types of articles. They identify the devices authors use to persuade the audience.
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1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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