The Junk Mail Explosion
Students read direct mail advertising critically, identify persuasion techniques, employ intellectual defenses against persuasive techniques, and neatly label and organize junk mail into a term paper folder.
7th - 10th English Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Should junk food be banned in schools? Should the US open its borders to all immigrants? Should the US impose term limits for the House of Representatives and for the Senate? Using Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a Bibliotherapy Technique for Foster Children
As the title suggests, this lesson is designed for a foster care therapy group. C.S. Lewis' novel provides children an opportunity to discuss life issues vicariously through fictional characters. However, the discussion questions and...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Viewing Tent City launches a study of the frame story and how authors use this format to draw attention to their theme. The richly detailed plan from Futurestates Community Classroom includes pre-viewing activities, discussion questions,...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Teaching Persuasive Reading and Writing
With the increasing emphasis on persuasive and argumentative writing, the lessons and strategies in the sample unit are sure to prove valuable—whether you are new to or an experienced pro at teaching persuasive reading and writing.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Persuasion in Historical Context: The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address is a powerful text. Use it to teach persuasion and the importance of word choice. The lesson detailed here includes a scaffolded background knowledge activity that includes image analysis of photos from the Civil...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing Prompts, Student Rubrics, and Sample Responses
Whether you are teaching mainstream, advanced, or intervention language arts classes, you will find something helpful in a thorough writing packet. It includes prompts, rubrics, responses, helpful hints, graphic organizers, and many...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Making Evidence-Based Claims: Woman's Rights
American women have been working toward equal rights since the ink dried on the Declaration of Independence. Focused on the words and actions of Sojourner Truth, Shirley Chisholm, and Venus Williams, a language arts lesson takes eighth...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Persuasion as Text: Organizational, Grammatical, and Lexical Moves in Barbara Jordan’s All Together Now
A thorough lesson on persuasive writing takes middle schoolers through several activities, including group discussion, collaborative posters, and independent writing. They compare historical speeches and analyze the persuasive techniques...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
There's a Monster in My E-Mail!
Don't be scared of these monsters! Middle schoolers make new friends as they practice their drawing, writing, and computer skills. They participate in a collaborative e-mail project in which they draw and describe pictures of monsters...
K - 12th English Language Arts