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Ch 34: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing

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You'll get to review fundamental content on persuasive writing as you go through this chapter's engaging video lessons. The chapter targets topics that reflect AEPA Middle Grades ELA test objectives.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing - Chapter Summary

While you're on this chapter, you'll get to brush up on the major goals and components of persuasive writing in addition to other considerations by watching the video lessons. Upon completion of the chapter, you'll be well-informed on these possible AEPA Middle Grades ELA question topics:

  • Different kinds of persuasive devices
  • Including counterarguments in persuasive writing
  • Ethos, pathos and logos
  • The use of several sources when writing an essay
  • Ethical appeals
  • How to organize persuasive speeches

Pore over the videos using a tablet, smartphone or computer. The video tags let you return to a particular segment almost immediately for additional review. All of the lessons come with a practice quiz so that you can demonstrate your understanding of the material.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Middle Grades ELA test checks whether your level of familiarity makes you qualified for teacher certification. Issues dealing with persuasive writing correspond with the modes of writing content domain on the test, which asks only multiple-choice questions. Collectively, all questions from the modes of writing section make up around 21% of your score.

9 Lessons in Chapter 34: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay

1. Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay

In this lesson, we will define persuasive writing, look at the different goals of a persuasive essay, and then discuss how to plan and develop a persuasive topic.

Persuasive Devices in Writing: Definition & Examples

2. Persuasive Devices in Writing: Definition & Examples

Also known as rhetoric, persuasive writing is something you may do without even realizing! This lesson will break down its basic components and help you to excel in the art of persuasion.

What is a Counterargument? - Definition & Examples

3. What is a Counterargument? - Definition & Examples

Find out what counterarguments are and how to use them in your persuasive writing. Learn about the importance of counterarguments and how to refute them. Read the lesson and then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

What is Pathos? - Definition & Meaning

4. What is Pathos? - Definition & Meaning

Find out what pathos is and how to use it in your persuasive writing. Learn about the three appeals of persuasive writing, and then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

What is Logos? - Definition & Meaning

5. What is Logos? - Definition & Meaning

Find out what logos is, and how to use it in persuasive writing. Learn how to apply logos with inductive and deductive reasoning, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

What is Ethos? - Definition & Meaning

6. What is Ethos? - Definition & Meaning

Learn the definition and history of the word 'ethos' and its role in persuasive writing in this lesson. Also, find out what the three rhetorical appeals are and how ethos can increase persuasiveness.

Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

7. Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

Organizing information for a persuasive speech will help to convince your audience of your point and keeps information flowing in a logical order. This can be done using a problem/solution order or Monroe's motivated sequence pattern.

How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources

8. How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources

In a persuasive essay in which you cite multiple sources, it's important to strike the right balance and use your sources to support your points without depending on them too much. In this lesson, we'll cover how to use multiple sources effectively to support your argument while still fully developing your own ideas in a persuasive essay.

Ethical Appeal: Definition & Examples

9. Ethical Appeal: Definition & Examples

Find out what an ethical appeal is and the different ways it can make your persuasive writing more effective. Learn about all three appeals used in persuasive writing and take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Chapter Practice Exam
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