Ch 4: Comprehension of Persuasive Texts

About This Chapter

Your students can discover how to recognize and identify persuasive texts and speeches, their purpose, and how to get the most out of them. Students can explore them in depth by working through these short lessons.

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

This powerful study guide is designed to make learning fun and easy. The user-friendly format and convenient online platform allow students to learn in any place and from any device that can connect them to the Internet. They can even study by using smartphones. The lessons are short, but well-written and interesting, so they'll never bored. Each lesson has a short quiz so that you can test students on what they've learned, and the chapter test allows you to measure their success overall.

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