What a wonderful world persuasion is! In this FREE lesson, students will get familiar with Aristotle's three rhetorical appeals for persuasion- Logos, Ethos, and Pathos. With an informational activity sheet, along with a *Sell Me This Pen* worksheet, students will find current examples of an ancient concept in modern commercials, as well as state their own case by selling an item they carry with them every day!
This differentiated writing project is a fun and meaningful way for students to develop and practice persuasive writing skills. In this project, students will design new and unique donuts and use persuasive writing to explain why their donuts should be chosen for the featured “Flavor of the Month.”
This anchor chart activity is an example of critical literacy in the classroom. Here, students will learn how to critically analyze texts, more specifically, what the author is trying to say. This activity will help students understand that different texts portray different messages and as an audience we must be critical the meaning or purpose of these texts. These skills also apply to media literacy as media messages are always intended at a specific audience and may not always be accurate.