Ch 34: NES Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing

About This Chapter

This chapter can help you to polish your persuasive writing techniques before you take the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. In part, its video lessons focus on pertinent definitions and writing devices. Each lesson include a multiple-choice quiz for testing your knowledge.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing - Chapter Summary

These educational videos can remind you of the steps involved in writing a persuasive essay. As you watch each lesson, you'll recall the different functions of persuasive essays and explore the importance of sensory detail. You may also add to your ability to develop a central argument. After reviewing this chapter's online videos, you could be able to answer questions on the NES Middle Grades ELA that ask you to:

  • List the components involved in persuasive essay writing
  • Outline the fundamentals of persuasive writing devices
  • Provide an example of a counterargument
  • Understand ethos, pathos and logos
  • Organize information for a persuasive speech
  • Use multiple sources when writing a persuasive essay
  • Describe three appeals used in persuasive writing

Through their conversational delivery, these animated video lessons make the above topics fun to review. Study them via your mobile device when you have free time, submit questions to the expert instructors and refer to the reflective transcripts when necessary. Short multiple-choice quizzes test your understanding of persuasive writing techniques.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing Chapter Objectives

Apply your grasp of this chapter's lessons during the Modes of Writing content domain of the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. This fourth content domain of the five-content domain examination is worth approximately 21% of the entire assessment score. Your knowledge of the purposes and forms of persuasive writing will be evaluated, and your ability to formulate responses to counterarguments will be assessed. There is a three-hour time limit for answering the 150 multiple-choice questions. This examination is administered by computer.

9 Lessons in Chapter 34: NES Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing
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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.

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