This document contains a packet featuring an 8-part instructional plan for teaching students about persuasion in writing. It includes various creative and engaging handouts and activities for emphasizing its content, which ranges from introducing persuasive appeals through a mock letter from the (Your State) Department of Education urging students to do their best on state assessments, elaborating on appeals and introducing propaganda techniques through a multi-sensory PowerPoint Presentation (which is available under my product listings), to giving students practice in identifying both persuasive appeals and propaganda techniques by viewing clips from the movie "Napoleon Dynamite" (actual movie clips are not included, but easily identifiable by the description provided). The document also provides a quiz to assess student understanding of the material presented, and a persuasive essay assignment for cumulative assessment of the concepts taught. Students rave about this fun, yet effective way of learning about the concept of persuasion EVERY time I use it in my classes.
Persuasion Packet: Appeals, Devices, and Propaganda by Rebecca Malone is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License