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76 resources with the keyterm persuasion

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Parallel Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Color-coded examples highlight a presentation on parallel structures. Slides model for viewers how to use the same pattern of words to show that the ideas or items have the same level of importance. Word, phrase, and clause samples are...
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Debate the Daily Dilemma

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Have your class practice their persuasion skills by participating in a class debate. They will discuss a dilemma and detail each point of view. Divided into both sides of the argument, they work in groups to create a well-rounded...
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Chop, Chop, Who's There?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write a letter of persuasion about the problems facing the rainforest. They examine and write about how humans are destroying the rainforest.
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Analyzing Persuasion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech launches a study of rhetorical devices such as hyperbole, allusion, metaphor, simile, personification, connotative language and parallel structure. Class members then...
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"The Merchants of Cool"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why are so many advertisements geared towards the teenage population? Watch a video with your class (link included), and have them fill out the attached listening guide. Then discuss persuasion, presenting biased information, and where...
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Persuasive Essays

For Teachers 11th
Follow this outline to write persuasive essays with your 11th grade college prep classes. Using the internet, they research a topic, citing their sources correctly. They work with a partner to peer edit their rough drafts, checking for...
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Exploration of the Bill of Rights

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Research the Bill of Rights and the necessity for each of the protections that it provides. They choose one of the rights and, pretending to be a framer of the Constitution, give a speech as to why that should be included in the...
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Who Decides?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
A simple, thought-provoking presentation examines decision making and peer pressure. Learners work with with two fictional scenarios and discuss what they would do in each. Some good discussion should come from using this presentation.
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Persuasive Writing: Fact or Opinion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What is the difference between a fact and an opinion? Middle schoolers categorize statements as either facts or opinions before writing a persuasive essay to support a thesis statement they create. This is a great introduction to...
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Simulation: Revolutionary Town Hall Meeting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Secondary historians simulate events leading up to the American Revolution. They assume the roles of patriots, loyalists, or neutrals in a town meeting set prior to the Revolution. As Patriots and Loyalists make their arguments, neutrals...
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Language Arts: GloFish - Illuminating Essays

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars research the genetically-engineered GloFish and write essays expressing their views about the subject. They evaluate the pros and cons of genetic engineering.Students may also hold a debate about genetic engineering.
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Persuasive Argument

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Stand your ground! Have your scholars draw index cards with various arguments on them and compose statements either for or against the argument. Create a series of index cards in advance, and extend this activity into a whole class...
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Social Psychology

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
This Sparknotes quiz on social psychology includes 10 multiple choice questions that address attraction, persuasion, group polarization, and conformity. Test-takers submit their answers online for immediate feedback.
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Five Minute Quickies

For Teachers 6th
Delve into persuasive writing techniques. The presentation has learners list reasons for taking a particular position, practice identifying words used in persuasive text, and write an example of this type of writing. This is a useful...
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Persuasion Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Jane Austen's Persuasion. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Taking a Stand

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events activity, students analyze political cartoons that feature the use of persuasion and propaganda. Students respond to 2 short answer questions.
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Techniques of Persuasive Presentations - Ebony, the Elephant Calf

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars watch a video to discover subtle forms of persuasion. In this persuasive techniques lesson plan, students watch a video about elephants as they determine which elements of persuasion were used. They discuss the language of...
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Pictures and Slogans Persuade an Audience!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students understand that writers utilize various techniques to persuade an audience. They develop an awareness of how the media works to persuade them as the consumer. They create a visual representation of various feelings and emotions...
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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create a multimedia, image only ad campaign on a contemporary controversial issue. They base their public service announcement, Powerpoint presentation, Web page, or video on methods used by Martin Luther during the...
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SAVE OUR EARTH

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research current environmental problems in order to develop and deliver an oral presentation. The presentation persuades the audience to act on the student's point of view on the issue.
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Lesson One: Protest And Persuasion

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students look for visual signs of protest and persuasion in the world around them. They develop inquiry questions to guide their investigation and identify ideas for their own art making focused on protest or persuasion.
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The Power of Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers prepare and deliver a speech on equal rights. They explore equal rights issues as they practice the skills necessary for public speaking.
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Preparing Arguments

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review the information from the previous lesson on persuasion essays. In groups, they brainstorm a list of arguments to use to support their trip to Six Flags. They also develop counterarguments and gather information to put...
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Brochures and Leaflets

For Teachers 5th - 6th
As part of an exploration of writing to persuade and inform, learners create a brochure or leaflet. While this presentation is just a series of tips to make this process successful, it could be used to help learners focus on the elements...