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Rave Reviews

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A fun lesson that utilizes toys and persuasion! After reading the article, which was written in 2005, pull some advertisements for toys currently being sold. These will be more relevant to your middle and high schoolers. What toy is a...
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Examining the Form and Function of Campaign Speeches

For Teachers 11th - 12th
An examination of stump speeches, one of the most important components of a presidential campaign, is made possible by accessing The New York Times Learning Network. After closely examining the form and function of stump speeches,...
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Studying Documentaries Like a Writer - Looking For Persuasive Techniques

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Revisit the documentaries viewed in the previous activity in this series in order to take a look at the persuasive techniques employed by the documentary creators. Small groups watch the films a second time, taking notes on two provided...
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Should Video Games be Regulated?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Persuade your pupils to take a stance on a variety of issues. Warm up with an activity that has class members walk to a yes or no sign based on their opinion. They then fill out a graphic organizer with persuasive arguments. After they...
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Taking a Stand on Public Policy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Relate policy decisions to classroom activities. In order to prepare for a writing activity in which they will need to choose a side, learners are first given a sample policy for which they must choose yes or no and walk to the side of...
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How to Write a Movie Review from a Pet's Perspective

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
When would two paws up denote a blockbuster film in your classroom? Only when young writers create movie reviews from a pet's perspective in this imaginative expository writing practice. This engaging topic begins with a class discussion...
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Conducting a Rhetorical Analysis

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
What is the author trying to achieve? What strategies does he/she use to meet this goal? How affective are these strategies? These three questions, the heart of rhetorical analysis, are examined in a presentation that also details the...
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Argument and Persuasion: What's Wrong With Gay Marriage?

For Students 11th - 12th
The topic of gay marriage has gotten lots of attention recently. Without actually asking your class their personal opinions, this two-page worksheet has pupils study two essays about gay marriage. Readers analyze the attitude, tone, and...
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How Advertisers Persuade

For Teachers 7th - 8th
This plan centers around the article "How Advertisers Persuade," although it is not included in the activity itself. Get your class thinking about advertising, appeals, and techniques that companies use to get their products from the...
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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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"Shooting An Elephant": George Orwell's Essay on His Life in Burma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school readers examine George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" for examples of symbolism, metaphor, connotation, and irony. They analyze how these literary tools convey the writer's main point and contribute to the persuasive...
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Group Product-Pitch Presentation

For Teachers K - 12th
Are you just about to teach persuasion in your class? If so, you should consider this short unit. In small groups, learners create a product, develop a magazine ad for the product, and pitch this product to the class using a visual...
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"Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow"

For Teachers 11th
Do you want to live forever? After reading Kurt Vonnegut’s short story, “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow,” class groups adopt the roles of an ethics committee, product manufacturers, concerned scientists, and potential users of an...
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Would you really buy that? Persuasive techniques in advertising

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Discover what persuasive techniques are commonly used in advertisements to convince consumers to buy their products. After discussing and analyzing the ads as a class, small groups label their own print advertisement with post-it notes....
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A Goldfish is the Best Pet

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Provide your class with a list of possible topics (three are included here, but they're not exactly gripping), and polish their persuasive writing skills. This plan really emphasizes the prewriting process, and several graphic organizers...
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Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Use a quick bell-ringer to interest your class in the art of persuasion. They brainstorm where they find examples of persuasion in their lives and identify who is trying to persuade them. Then they either fish through magazines or look...
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Writing a Letter to the Editor

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Everyone loves sharing their opinion! Have your class read a fourth grader's persuasive letter to the editor, answer questions about the content and format of the letter, and write their own letter to the editor about a problem in their...
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Student Opinion: Should Couples Live Together Before Marriage?

For Students 9th - 12th
Bring nonfiction into the classroom with this high-interest op-ed piece from the New York Times about love, marriage, and relationships in the 21st century. Pupils read a short article on the topic of cohabitation and offer their own...
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Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

For Teachers 8th - 11th
High schoolers deconstruct advertising messages by analyzing parody ads and exploring the purpose of satire. Then they create their own parodies based on real ads discussed in class. A creative activity to extend any study of media,...
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The Power of Persuasion

For Teachers 9th
Here are four lessons which are designed to get your high schoolers thinking about persuasion in different forms; persuasive writing and persuasive images. The goal of these lessons is to have learners become more aware of the tools of...
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Persuasive Techniques in Advertising and Make Your Own Advertisement

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Are you looking for a collaborative and fun way to teach persuasion? This could be a great resource for you! After reviewing advertising techniques and searching for examples of propaganda, have your class create and present their own...
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Interpreting Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Introduce your class to persuasive writing with. After a think-pair-share activity, class members get together in groups and listen to a persuasive essay, taking notes as they follow along. Using AlphaSmarts, or any other word processing...
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Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils read speeches and identify the main idea as well as the literary techniques employed, paying careful attention to the persuasion and repetition elements that each speech possesses. Using a graphic organizer, they analyze,...
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Create an Ad!

For Students 5th - 6th
Introduce your class to advertising with this project! Small groups create magazine advertisements for products of their own choosing. A graphic organizer including information on consumer profiles helps class members decide which...