STAAR Persuasion is a big part of 10th grade in the state of Texas. This is a great activity when students have already learned the definitions and practiced rhetorical devices. I have students practice with advertisements and commercials for a day before doing this activity.
I have students in groups of 4-5 make a skit about a certain persuasive topic and they must use 5 different rhetorical devices. It can be used with advanced classes and lower classes. 10th graders loved it!
When you buy this product you get:
1. Lesson plan (with ideas for how to have your students make the most of this engaging activity)
2. Example of a script that is labeled with 5 rhetorical devices that I give out to students so they know what I expect
3. Skit Rubric for easy grading
4. 10 Different Persuasive Skit Options that students will be excited about