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92 resources with the concept persuasive language

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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...
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Nonfiction is "No Nonsense"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Have your class participate in a discussion of the nonfiction genre. Do they enjoy it? Is it boring? Then have them demonstrate the author's purpose by writing an expository text. They view various types of nonfiction and take notes on...
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Persuaded or Informed?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Give each learner a newspaper for this instructional activity! As a group, read select editorials and discuss them with your class. Are these articles informational or persuasive? Cut out select editorials and have learners identify the...
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Persuasive Writing II

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Help your young writers use logic in their persuasive writing. Discuss the characteristics of a persuasive paper, and have pupils work together to explore and solve a syllogism. They will write a short persuasive paper which includes a...
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Talking Heads

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After processing notes from research or an interview, middle schoolers turn the information into a script or dialogue for narrative, persuasive, or expository text. Use this lesson plan in any writing unit to reinforce proper writing...
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Writing Author's Purpose

For Teachers 8th
Write in all three authorial purposes (persuasive, informational, entertaining) with this lesson. Young writers consider a time when a friend of theirs helped them out and gave them advice on something. They write a short paragraph (no...
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Writing Prompts for High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Are you teaching a high school language arts class and stumped for writing topics? Five pages of writing prompts for all kinds of writing should help you out. Many of these prompts refer to texts that are not included in this resource,...
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Writing a Television Advertisement

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Pupils choose their favorite television show, craft and illustrate an advertisement for this show, and then write a short paragraph about why the show appeals to them. No provisions are made for children with limited or no viewing...
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Choose Your Words Wisely

For Students 9th - 12th
In this precise language activity, students brainstorm a list of words to support a product they are advertising. Students create a plan to use the word in a persuasive presentation.
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Essay Modes: Different Kinds of Essays

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Review many different types of essays with this presentation. Each slide gives a short description of an essay such as narrative or persuasive. Makes for a good overview of various formats.
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Persuasive Language

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students read a persuasive story study persuasive language. They then write a 50-word online advertisement for a target audience to try and sell an unusual item to a targeted audience.
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Talking about Advertising

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine tools and techniques of advertising. In this advertising lesson plan, students view ads, disvuss common terms used, and analyze techniques. Students are presented with situations and must design and advertisement for the...
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Writing About Outdoor Activities

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students discuss what they love about parks and being outside.  In this outdoors lesson plan, students read an article about parks and write persuasive descriptive letters about being outside in the park. 
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Human Nature- Good or Evil?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the philosophical nature of good vs. evil. In this literacy/philosophy lesson, students read and discuss media articles that illustrate human nature as inherently "good" or "evil." Students practice debating skills and...
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Presenting Persuasively (Grades 6-8)

For Students 6th - 8th
In this presenting persuasively worksheet, middle schoolers select an advertisement and respond to 3 short answer questions to critique the advertisement. Students also create an advertisement to share with their peers.