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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 lesson 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...
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Worksheet 7: Print Advertising

For Students 7th - 12th
Use this versatile, cross-curricular graphic organizer to demonstrate the power of words in advertising. Scholars analyze print advertisements, identifying parts of the ad that stand out. This could include color, celebrity endorsement,...
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Argument Writing

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Prepare your class for writing arguments with a presentation complete with examples and relevant comic strips. The presentation defines argument and lists the elements of argument. After getting a grasp of these concepts, pupils learn...
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Argument: What is Required?

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
The essentials of an argument (claim and support) are examined in a short PowerPoint that also details the structure of the Classical, the Rogerian, and the Toulmin argument. Appropriate for speech and debate classes as well.
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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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Focus on Writing a Letter to Persuade: Making Writing Less Wordy

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Assist your class with concise writing. Using this learning exercise, learners examine the use of pronouns to make writing less wordy. In order to do this, they complete a letter in which they persuade the teacher to get a class pet,...
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Focus on Writing a Letter to Persuade: Use Pronouns in a Letter

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Looking for a basic letter writing worksheet? In this one, young writers utilize a variety of pronouns in a letter to persuade a family member to do something for them. This resource provides a short model letter, a sentence starter, and...
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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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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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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
Students 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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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Focus on writing argument essays with your high schoolers. The lesson suggested here focuses on The Jungle, by Sinclair Lewis; however, the idea could be adapted for other texts. Check out the quick quiz provided at the end of the...
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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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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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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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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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The Power of Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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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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Jumping Off the Bandwagon

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Teach your class to be critical consumers by studying persuasion in advertising.
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Is That Legal? A Case of Acid Rain

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Develop an environmental case study! Elementary learners discover how a case study is used as an analysis tool. The goal of this activity is to show pupils how techniques of persuasion (including background, supporting evidence,...
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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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Tobacco Advertising Methods

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders identify the ten appeal methods Tobacco Companies use to target teenagers for cigarette sales.
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Persuasion

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students analyze persuasive documents to identify the persuasive techniques and target audiences. In this persuasive documents lesson, students identify emotional appeals in advertisements and slogans and how the appeals correlate with...
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Argument

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students write and discuss opposing points of view. In this argument instructional activity, students learn to understand what an argument is and they get to argue one side of a disagreement. An alternative written assignment is...
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Theatre: Persuasive Explorers

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students act like a famous explorer. In this explorer lesson, students research an explorer and act out persuasive arguments in which that explorer might be involved.
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How To Argue Without Cheating

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this debate worksheet, students read and learn about the fine points of debate and persuasion. The vocabulary presented and the ideas are quite advanced; premise, conclusion, syllogism, ad homineum, and other difficult terms.
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The Art Of Persuasion

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students engage in a lesson that focuses upon the use of persuasive speech. They conduct research into the famous sayings used by sideshow owners and performers from the Old West. Students then create advertisements for shows that could...
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School Day

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students participate in a lesson that involves writing a persuasive essay. They use the prompt of "extending the school day". The paper should contain correct elements of sentence structure with clear purpose that is supported with...
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The Power of Persuasion

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the use of corporal punishment in Canada. In groups, they make their own advertisement trying to persuade others to support or disagree with the practice. They also write a persuasive essay and draw an image...
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The Powers of Persuasion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers write about ways in which they used persuasive skills in the past. They evaluate what makes a persuasive argument successful. Students list the ways in which persuasive writing can help us achieve desired goals.
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Persuasion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read various stories and write reflections in their journals. Using the text, they identify the techniques the characters used in persuading the reader or other characters in the story.They rewrite a fairy tale from the villains...
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Writing Persuasion Papers: Thesis Statement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the role of a thesis statement. They practice writing different thesis statements as a group and then write one of their own. They use their thesis statement to write a persuasive paper.
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Show Me, Don't Tell Me

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the elements needed to write a persuasive essay. They identify adjectives and adverbs in travel brochures. They create their own travel brochure for another location using persuasion.
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Go Ahead, Make Me Sway!

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use the internet to research a topic in support of their thesis. They write a thesis statement and develop an outline to back it up. They present their ideas to the class.
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Convince Me!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use a graphic organizer to write a persuasive essay. They view a video segment in which they practice writing a rough draft. They peer edit each others papers.
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If You Can Convince Mom And Dad, You Can Convince Anyone!!!!

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students practice their persuasive writing skills to write a letter to their parents in order to convince them to do something that they do not approve of. They use either personal letter format or business format.
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Mass Manipulation

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students make a chart of the media's manipulation techniques and examples of them while watching and listening to a video tape of past news events.
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Talk About Alcohol: Why Are Young People Advised Not to Drink?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
What should young people think about before drinking alcohol? Have your class consider the eight reasons listed here, some of which are facts, and others opinions. Pupils rank each statement from one to eight, where one is the most...
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Determining Author's Purpose

For Teachers 5th
What is the author's purpose when writing a text? Does it change? First, review the different purposes for writing: to inform, persuade, or entertain. Then, have learners read several text excerpts to determine the author's purpose for...
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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...
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Iraq: War and Peace Activities

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Hold a debate in this critical thinking and persuasion lesson. First, middle schoolers are divided into two teams. They debate the question, "Can a war ever be just?" Each team presents their side and then a vote is held for the most...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Taking a Stand

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons that feature the use of persuasion and propaganda. Students respond to 2 short answer questions.
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The Art of Subtle Persuasion

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars examine a scene from "Julius Caesar." After watching commercials and political ads on TV, students explore the intention of the commercial. They compare and contrast the forms of persuasion used. Young scholars share...
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The Persuasive Message

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders engage in a study of persuasive writing. They conduct research looking at a variety of media resources looking for persuasive techniques that are used like advertising. The language of the advertising is examined for how...
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Your Next Class Trip

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students write a persuasive argument to their principal to take their class trip to a destination of their choice. They must transfer the written argument into a website. They also focus on what it takes to plan a trip.
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Planning the Persuasive Paper and Debate

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders work in pairs, using the big six research method, to research a controversial subject of their choosing, write a persuasive paper expressing their views, and then debate with other teams.
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We Need Cash

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners describe charitable, religious, and civic services in their community, and argue for the value of these services. They write a one-page explanation as to why this service is important to the community and why it deserves $5,000.
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Images As Persuasion

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how images can persuade or influence an audience. They discover how the message an image sends depends on the perspective of the audience.
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Help wanted: Physicist!

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars investigate current physics research. They role play as experts who present their findings to a Senate subcommittee.
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Why Break the Bank?

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students practice reading and review holiday vocabulary. They review comparatives and superlatives.
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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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"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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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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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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Reading Non-Fiction Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recognize how different stages of the argument are placed in separate paragraphs. In this writing stages instructional activity, students reassemble an article cut into paragraphs, citing their rationale.  Students write an...
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The Breakfast Busters Persuade Others

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars write persuasive essays about their favorite breakfast cereal after seeing how advertisements are used to influence people.
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What Difference Does A Name Make?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars view the film The Persuaders that discuss the perspective and spin of language use for a variety of issues. They discuss the career of Frank Luntz, a man that runs focus groups to determine how to advantageously phrase...
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I Oppose!--Counter-argument/Classifying

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create an effective classification and counter argument.  In this counter-argument lesson plan, students decide upon a label for at least three types of people and then describe their groups.  Students describe three types of...
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The Purpose and Power of Persuasion

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are introduced to and discuss the power of persuasion. After reading text, they identify the author's purpose, perspective and argument. They write their own fiction and non-fiction texts and develop a perspective after...
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Persuade Me

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders give persuasive presentations based on the questions they have researched. They examine appropriate delivery techniques for effective persuasive presentations. (Note: This instructional activity should be taught, after...
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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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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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Persuasion Lesson

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore persuasive texts. For this writing lesson, 3rd graders read a story and write persuasive argument about why a tree should not be cut down.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify persuasive techniques and create a graphic with examples of one of the techniques.  In this The Adventures of Tom Sawyer persuasion lesson, students discover common techniques that are used in persuasion and work in...
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Taking a Stand: Pros and Cons of Forest Fires

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the pros and cons of forest fires. In this science lesson, students research the ecological implications of forest fires. Students record their findings in journals and compose a persuasive e-mail to government officials.
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Yes, Thank You!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners explore public signage and create positive message signs. For this social interactions lesson, students explore their own neighborhoods for examples of positive, negative, and neutral signage and use this knowledge to create...
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Convince Me!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze advertisements meant to persuade a reader to purchase a certain product or service to find out what stands out about the ad or what it is about the ad that persuade readers. They complete an analysis chart, and discuss...
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Teaching With Documents: Powers of Persuasion - Poster Art of World War II

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils analyze 11 posters from wartime and complete a worksheet. They discuss the similarities and differences between the posters and where the posters might have been posted. Student volunteers from each group present the posters to...
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Persuasion: Selling Apples

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create a commercial to sell apples. In this nutrition meets persuasion lesson, students work in a group to gather nutritional facts about apples that will help them create a convincing argument to help sell apples.
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Teaching with Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the history of advertising in the state of Colorado. They compare and contrast the ads from the past to present day. The use of newspapers from local newspapers is useful and the internet can be used to find...
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Art for Protest or Persuasion (Mural Options)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine various murals made for protest or persuasion purposes. Using the artwork, they identify the different types of techniques and media used to make them. They discuss the other types of jobs that had to be completed before...
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Raising the Bar While Hogging the Ham (Radio That Is)

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils create a bar graph that communicates an amount without the need to know the exact data, determine what scale to use to best represent the data and use their bar graph to persuade others.