Do Not Try to Kid a Kidder: The Art of Persuasion

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The power to convince others of your argument lies in your knowledge of rhetoric! A thorough packet covers the basics of persuasion, including logical appeals and fallacies, and applies strategies to letters to the editor, advertisements, movie reviews, song lyrics, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Break up the packet over the course of a longer unit on rhetoric
  • Use in a persuasive writing unit or when discussing ethos, pathos, and logos
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not include a table of contents, but the delineation of assignments within the packet is clear
Pros

  • Each project is engaging and applicable to the real world
  • Reference pages are helpful in any persuasive writing lesson
Cons

  • None