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Persuading with Commercials
Students choose a product and brainstorm ways in which it could be improved. They write, perform, video and present a persuasive commercial to be viewed by the class.
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You've Gotta Have a Gimmick!: A Lesson in Junk Food Advertising
Students examine marketing techniques used in television and magazine snack food ads. They analyze and discuss Internet kids clubs, complete various handouts that examine ads for food, and create a commercial for a food product.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
The Alamo - Remembering Through Education
Help young historians truly remember the Alamo with a comprehensive set of informational text about the Texas Revolution. Complete with important vocabulary, biographies of prominent historical figures, thorough timelines of events, and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A unit on persuasive writing guides elementary learners through the writing process. The first part examines the elements of persuasive writing, including expressing an opinion, connecting ideas, using supporting facts, and writing...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Blogging To Create A Community of Writers #8
A well-designed, up-to-date lesson on blogging awaits your 6th graders. They create a persuasive podcast. Next, they listen to effective and ineffective podcasts, and discuss "what works" in a podcast. They also watch a commercial from...
6th English Language Arts