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Comprehension of Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary
Have you ever tried to talk somebody into doing something they might not want to do, or convince them to come around to your way of thinking? That's persuasion, and authors do it all the time. Through these lessons, you can help your students examine the central focus of persuasive texts, why they're written and their intended audience. They'll learn about factual, policy and value persuasive speeches, and how to examine both texts and their ideas to see how they compare and contrast with each other. Students will read about:
- The purpose, intended audience and main idea of persuasive texts
- Rhetorical techniques and different kinds of fallacies
- What the three types of persuasive speeches are
- How to compare persuasive texts when their conclusions are different
- Strategies for comparing and contrasting ideas in a text
- The history of political cartoons
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1. Persuasive Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience
Persuasive text is all around you, but do you ever take the time to truly analyze it? This lesson describes how to identify the main idea, purpose, and intended audience for persuasive writing.
2. What are the Three Types of Persuasive Speeches?
A persuasive speech is a speech given with the intention to convince your audience to accept a certain opinion, fact, or viewpoint. In this lesson you will learn about factual, value, and policy persuasive speeches.
3. How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection
The ability to compare and contrast the many ideas in one reading selection can be an overwhelming task. This video lesson gives a step-by-step method of how to successfully compare and contrast ideas in a reading selection.
4. Comparing Persuasive Texts with Different Conclusions
As a literature student, you may find yourself in a position of having to evaluate persuasive texts that come to different conclusions. This lesson offers a method to do so in a reasoned manner.
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