Persuasive Text Study: Close Reading Passage, Notebook Activity, Test Prep

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Grade Levels
5th - 6th
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Persuasive techniques can be a challenge to teach, but with this product it will be a breeze! Students will read a passage and find simple examples of comparison, causality, parallelism, exaggerated statements, contradictory statements, and misleading statements. Included in this download you will find:

*Two-page persuasive text passage that includes simple examples of each persuasive technique
*Persuasive techniques poster
*Persuasive techniques foldable for interactive notebooks
*Persuasive techniques skill worksheet
*Vocabulary matching activity
*Reading comprehension assessment with 10 multiple choice questions for test-prep (STAAR, FCAT, PARCC, etc.)

The passage, A Baby Boa, is written to engage 5th and 6th grade students. After reading the passage as a class, students can work with a partner to locate examples of 6 different persuasive techniques within the text. An answer key is provided to help you identify persuasive techniques and point them out to students.

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(12) Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Persuasive Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about persuasive text and provide evidence from text to support their analysis. Students are expected to:

(A) identify the author's viewpoint or position and explain the basic relationships among ideas (e.g., parallelism, comparison, causality) in the argument; and

(B) recognize exaggerated, contradictory, or misleading statements in text.

As a Texas teacher, the products I make are designed around the standards for the state of Texas, known as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and are carefully crafted to help students be successful on the Texas STAAR test. I use the challenge of the TEKS and released STAAR assessments as models to guide me when putting together lessons and materials for students. Thus, I am careful to post products that, in my judgment, address those standards. I am not affiliated in any way with these entities and any and all claims of alignment are my claims, not those of the groups behind the TEKS or STAAR test. Please contact me if you have questions.
Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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