Trick or Truth: Recognizing the Hottest Trends in Advertising
Fifth graders analyze the ten tricks of the trade advertisers use to sell their products, searching through magazines to find examples of ads that illustrate their assigned topic. They create a collage explaining their examples.
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Matilda - Throwing the Hammer
Full truth, or an exaggeration? How can you tell when a storyteller is exaggerating a story? Readers analyze a story told by Hortensia, and identify the exaggerative language she uses. Then, learners write their own narrative story using...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Proverbs and Adages: What Do They Mean?
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but feel free to find the silver lining in a activity about common proverbs and adages. Learners read six popular adages and write their literal definitions on the lines provided.
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Propaganda & Persuasive Techniques: Do You Buy It?
Fifth graders investigate the basic persuasive techniques employed in advertising. They identify three examples of propaganda/persuasive techniques, complete an observation chart, take an advertising quiz, complete a spreadsheet that...
5th Social Studies & History