Persuasive Language

This Persuasive Language unit also includes:

Language has power. Use the materials in a language arts teaching guide to equip learners with the knowledge of the persuasive techniques, both verbal and visual, that can be used to influence thinking.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups analyze the persuasive devices employed in a politician's speech or in an advertisement
  • Assign different techniques to class members and have them craft a cartoon, image, advertisement, or speech that includes that technique
Classroom Considerations

  • The 44-page guide is designed to prepare learners for Australia's NAPLAN assessments; however, the information is appropriate for any study of persuasive language
Pros

  • Includes information about how to identify and analyze persuasive techniques used in print, photographs, cartoons, and articles
Cons

  • None