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.
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 resource includes a persuasive letter written from the point of view of a turkey! I used it with my students to review the author's purpose (particularly of persuasion). It also includes comprehension questions to assess author's purpose, main idea, supporting details, and context clues.