Each year as we start our final push before March and April testing I find myself teaching persuasive or argumentative writing. I like to start this unit with a week of talking about the different ways we persuade others. Even though it’s an older resource I find myself going back to ReadWriteThink’s Persuasive Strategies with Ethos, Pathos, Logos. I like how they add in Big Names and Kairos because these are used most often in mass persuasion. I then end the week with a BINGO challenge during the Super Bowl. You can of course use these with any commercials, even in class with commercials on You Tube! Have fun!
This resource includes the following:
Teacher explanation of lesson
Links to resources
Mini ads for warm-up or exit ticket strategies
Activity for application of persuasive strategies
Persuasion Strategies BINGO Board
Student Examples of last year’s BINGO Board
Link to fully editable BINGO Board to switch up each year or for different purposes.
I hope you find this to be a useful resource for your ELA classroom!