Rather than taking a test, have students demonstrate their understanding of persuasive techniques by creating a 30-45 second commercial. This product includes an overview of the project, brainstorming sheet, and storyboard.
It includes a Common
Being able to identify, use, and understand text features is extremely important when reading informational texts. Once you give students an overview of each of the text features send them on a scavenger hunt of their textbooks or other
Bundle includes Persuasive Techniques Introduction Presentation and Persuasive Techniques Create a Commercial Project.
The introduction to Persuasive Techniques provides a PowerPoint of persuasive technique definitions and commercial advertising
This introduction to Persuasive Techniques provides a PowerPoint of persuasive technique definitions and commercial advertising examples from television that highlight each technique. It also includes recent political ads and a handout to analyze
One of the best ways to find a new book to read is by word of mouth. Sometimes we get excited about reading if a friend tells us about a book that they really liked.
For this activity, students choose a book that they enjoyed reading and want to
As part of a Survival Unit, students read Ishmael Beah's book A Long Way Gone: Memories of a Boy Solider. For background knowledge they watch the documentary Blood Diamond. It's available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bzMrxVwl74. The
Whether you're reading, writing, or listening to an argument, it's essential that you look at both sides. This handy graphic organizer gives students a place to keep track of pros or cons or claims and counterclaims.
I love Gretchen Bernabei's book Grammar Keepers: Lessons That Tackle Students' Most Persistent Problems Once and for All (Grade 4-12). The only issue I had was with the Parts of Speech Sheet - Blank. It didn't photocopy right, and when it did it
I love Gretchen Bernabei's book Grammar Keepers: Lessons That Tackle Students' Most Persistent Problems Once and for All (Grade 4-12). The only issue I had was with the Keepers 101 Chart - Blank. It didn't photocopy right (too dark), and when it did
Looking to add excitement to your vocabulary instruction? Get students fired up with a little friendly competition in this vs. Vocabulary Battle Project.
Students read and look for interesting or unknown words in their books. They pick their
As students read, they can jot down interesting or unknown words on this Vocabulary Find, along with the page number and sentence. Later, they can look up the definition and draw a picture that will help them remember the word.