Persuasive Techniques

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Want to safeguard your students against peer pressure? Teach them all about rhetorical appeals, common attack methods, and various argument tones with a reference sheet on persuasive techniques.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a forensics class or when beginning a language arts unit on rhetorical appeals
  • Have learners watch a series of commercials or bring in printed advertisements, and see if they can analyze the techniques in each
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not include prompts; resource is most effective as a supporting reference guide to another assignment
Pros

  • Contains a variety of literary terms and devices for reference
  • Each term includes a helpful example
Cons

  • None