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Persuasive Devices Lesson Plan

Instructor: Artem Cheprasov

Artem has a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

This lesson plan uses many mini-activities and activities that will help your students understand and even master the numerous persuasive devices used in writing.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students should be able to:

  • identify the various components and devices used in persuasive writing
  • understand when such components and devices would be used
  • construct their own persuasive writing piece using all of the major parts of this lesson

Length

1-2 hours

Materials

  • A hat
  • Scraps of paper with the following labels:
    • Simile
    • Metaphor
    • Repetition
    • Parallelism

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.5

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grades 9-10 here.)

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.8

Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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