Ch 12: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Persuasive Texts

About This Chapter

Use our short and engaging video lessons to review your knowledge of the components of persuasive texts. You will find this review handy if you are preparing for the AEPA Middle Grades ELA exam.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary

How do you write an argumentative essay? What are the types of rhetorical devices? These are among the topics you can expect to find addressed in this chapter. The lessons will define specific terms used in relation to persuasive text and also supply examples to ensure your understanding of the material. The videos cover the following:

  • How persuasive writing is defined
  • The format of an argumentative essay
  • Examples of rhetorical devices, such as metaphor and alliteration
  • Modes of rhetorical writing, including narration and description

After viewing the videos, you can assess what you've learned by completing short quizzes at the end of each lesson. The quizzes are comprised of multiple-choice questions, the same format that is found on the AEPA Middle Grades ELA exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Persuasive Texts
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What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will teach you how to identify all components of persuasive writing. You'll learn more about informational texts and test your understanding through a brief quiz.

Propagandist: Definition & Examples

2. Propagandist: Definition & Examples

In this lesson we will begin by defining the term 'propaganda,' and then move on to learn what a 'propagandist' is. We will look through history to identify famous propagandists.

Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

3. Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

Argumentative essays are kind of like superpowers: they allow you to get what you want using the superpower of persuasion. View this lesson and learn how to channel persuasion to write a good essay.

Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples

4. Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples

Rhetorical devices are used in language to communicate effectively and persuade. Here you'll discover more about rhetorical devices and learn how to put some of them to use in some persuasion of your own.

Antimetabole: Definition & Examples

5. Antimetabole: Definition & Examples

It's easy to get turned around trying to figure out what 'antimetabole' is, but this lesson should help point you in the right direction. Keep reading to find out more about this emphatic rhetorical device and see some recognizable examples.

Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples

6. Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples

If you've ever written anything, you've used rhetoric. Examine the most common modes in rhetorical writing and learn how you can use them in your life.

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