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87 resources with the concept persuasive language

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Writing an Opinion: Is Pride Good or Bad?

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Does pride really goeth before the fall, or can it be essential to one's development? Second graders read two of Aesop's fables that refer to pride in their morals, and write a short essay about whether pride is good or bad, based on...
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Presenting Persuasively (Grades 9-12)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As a review of persuasive techniques, groups develop a one-sentence slogan designed to entice others to purchase a produce or adopt a point of view. The group then craft a storyboard for a commercial for their product.
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Understanding Language: Slant, Spin, and Bias in the News

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
We live in a time of fake news, alternative realities, and media bias. What could be more timely than an activity that asks class members to research how different sources report the same topic in the news?
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Writing Informational Text: Lemonade Stand

For Students 3rd Standards
Use a performance task to assess third graders' ability to read informational text. After they plan a lemonade stand business, young entrepreneurs implement that plan through informational writing. The task assumes learners can...
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Choose Your Words Wisely (Grades 9-12)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Words, words, words. The function of words in persuasive writing is the focus of a group activity that asks members to analyze how words advertisers use are designed to influence targeted audiences.
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Defining Propaganda

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
21st century learners live in a media world. Help them develop the skills they need to be able to analyze the barrage of propaganda they face daily, with a resource that introduces them to the type of persuasive appeals found in news,...
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Convince Me!

For Students 6th Standards
With the help of six graphic organizers, writers share their opinion on a bad habit, the greatest city, a desirable pet, a recommended book, and the importance of education. Using their supporting reasons and facts, pupils use the blank...
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Evaluating Ads

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What makes a commercial memorable? Is it the same qualities that make it effective? Young consumers analyze the messages in different advertisements, focusing on persuasive techniques, production details, and positive and negative...
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Analyzing Persuasive Techniques in Advertising

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A commercial may sell its product to only 1% of its viewers, but 1% of 10,000,000 people can garner quite a profit. Explore the ways advertisements use persuasive techniques, including humor, celebrity testimonials, emotional appeals,...
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Persuasive Essay: Grade 5

For Teachers 5th Standards
Improve your fifth graders' persuasive writing skills in four weeks. Working independently, in peer editing groups, and with instruction, writers work over the 17 sessions to craft an argumentative essay. They craft a well-organized...
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Opinion Argument Writing Packet

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
You won't need much persuading to use an argumentative writing packet in your language arts class! With helpful reference pages, guided practice through the writing process, examples of opinion and argument writing, and a thorough...
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Persausive Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
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...
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Persuasive Writing Skills Worksheets

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
What makes you want to buy that new car? Or vote for that popular politician? Study the persuasive techniques commonly found in advertisements or argumentative writing, including repetition, exaggeration, and fact vs. opinion.
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Aristotelian Appeals: Logos, Ethos, and Pathos

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How are commercials and advertisements able to convince their audience that they need to buy a certain product? Study Aristole's appeals with an engaging lesson that focuses on the use of ethos, pathos, and logos in claims and arguments.
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Teaching Debate to ESL Students

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Language learners use the debate format to practice formulating, expressing, and defending their ideas. Working in teams, class members develop resolutions, use opinion indicators to express their opinions and reasons, and prepare...
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Every Man a King

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Examine Huey P. Long's speech about the wage gap present during the Great Depression. Learners read the entire speech and then respond to a series of text-based and discussion-style questions that require textual evidence and...
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WWI Propaganda Choice Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
World War I propaganda techniques employed by the United States government are the focus of this lesson plan. The resource includes an excellent handout of propaganda techniques, ranging from appealing to authority to repetition, lying,...
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Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
After reading a brief excerpt from a letter written by Abigail Adams to her husband and future president of the United States, John Adams, your young historians will practice their reading comprehension skills and identify what Abigail...
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Dear Principal: Please More Recess!

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Want to really tap into your pupils' persuasive instincts? Here is a writing prompt that is sure to get your youngsters' pens scribbling furiously. After all, who doesn't want more recess?
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Propaganda and Spin

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
How do you spin information to create propaganda? How is propaganda used in politics? Pupils explore the techniques used to sway public opinion, and use past and current ads as a model to design their own advertisements based on those...
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Unusual Friendly Letters: Persuasion and Point of View

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Elementary schoolers complete word clusters after listening to the book Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. They listen as the teacher stops to point out the unusual point of view and various persuasive...
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Presenting Persuasively (Grades 9-12)

For Students 9th - 12th
Pupils plan a PowerPoint presentation for their peers packed full of persuasive words for a product they have previously designed. To aid in their planning, they respond to four short answer questions regarding the tone, visuals, and...
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Four Corners Debate

For Teachers K - 12th
Should the student population wear uniforms to school? Pupils express whether they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with a controversial statement, moving to a designated corner of the room to indicate their stance....
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Formal versus Informal Language

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Engage in an activity that focuses on the concepts of formal and informal language use. Middle and high schoolers compare and contrast each style by using a Venn diagram that includes some examples. They read and hear a passage of lyrics...