Teen Smoking and Persuasion
Middle schoolers conduct Internet research of teen smoking problems and create a persuasion map of their findings. Students discuss common misconceptions about teen smoking and create a map discussing why teen smoking is a problem.
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8th Grade Reading Comprehension Success
Augment your eighth grade language arts curriculum with a thorough set of reading comprehension activities and assessments. Focusing on a variety of skills, including vocabulary in context, text structure, main idea, and author's style,...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Whip up a Storm of Writing Ideas
Need a key to unlock writer's block? Introduce your writers to four easy steps that will release them from their mental prison. The brainstorming instructional activity, designed to set free their imaginations, even has an answer key.
6 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising
Make your students critical consumers of media, and foster an awareness of how culture is reflected and shaped by media. This resource covers how alcohol advertising presents and promotes gender stereotypes. After a discussion on...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Writing Prompts for Elementary, Middle and High Schools
Work on descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and expository writing with 110 prompts! The writing prompts are organized by type of writing. Several are separated into collections for younger students so you can find prompts for your...
3rd - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Propaganda: What’s the Message?
As class members progress through eight fully prepared learning stations, they will identify how bias is present in persuasive media, as well as differentiate among types of propaganda techniques like bandwagon propaganda and the use of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Taking a Closer Look (Critical Viewing)
Learners explore persuasive writing in advertisements. In this advertisements instructional activity, students evaluate tobacco advertisements for persuasion techniques. Learners then create a counter advertisement against smoking.
6th - 12th English Language Arts