Ch 24: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Persuasive Texts

About This Chapter

Guide your 6th-8th grade language arts students' review of persuasive texts for the English language arts portion of the summative SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment). They'll take a look at propaganda, argument and rhetoric through these informative lessons.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary

Students in grades 6-8 can breeze through this selection of short lessons to prepare for the SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts). The ability to identify and understand persuasive text is crucial in both reading comprehension and effective writing. This chapter of lessons will bolster their confidence in the following concepts:

  • How propaganda influences attitudes and views
  • Strategies for formatting argumentative essays
  • Understanding rhetorical devices, including antimetabole
  • Rhetorical modes of writing

This selection of lessons is designed by subject-matter experts and offered to help your students learn the ins and outs of persuasive text. Lessons contain highlighted headings and key words that link to additional lessons offering extra supporting information. You can have your students take the short multiple-choice quizzes that follow each lesson and the concluding chapter test for immediate feedback on their progress.

6 Lessons in Chapter 24: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: 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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