Persuasive Text Study: Close Reading Passage, Notebook Activity, Test Prep
5th Grade Anchor Chart and Close Reading Passage for teaching persuasive techniques including causality, parallelism, misleading statements, exaggerated statements, contradictory statements, and comparison. I had a hard time finding material to teach this TEKS to my 5th graders, so I wrote my own passage!
This is a sheet that contains persuasive sentence starters. Cut the sentence starters our and give to children to use while writing their persuasive sentence, or paragraph, depending on the grade level. You could use these to show how persuasive writing differs from other types of writing, and the clues that we look for in writing to tell the type of text it is.
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.