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Persuasive Devices


Identify and analyze the persuasive devices used in written and oral communication (e.g., bandwagon, loaded words, testimonial, name-calling, plain folks, snob appeal). 0801.5.11

Links verified on 9/8/2014

  1. Analyzing Political Ads - Students will view current political ads and learn how they make use of various commercial ad appeals. Students will also develop familiarity with basic videography terms.
  2. Affluenza: A PBS Program - Lessons such as "Be an Adbuster!" and "What are Advertisers Selling?" are based on Affluenza, a one-hour television special that explores the high social and environmental costs of materialism and over consumption. The lessons can be used without the video.
  3. Book Report Alternative: A Character's Letter to the Editor - spur that character to try to persuade the audience of other characters in the novel to take a specific action or change their position on an issue A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Common Persuasive Techniques - chart with definitions and examples
  5. Examples of Persuasive Techniques and Terms - Quia Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Top 20 Logical Fallacies - definitions and explanations from The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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