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Ch 32: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Persuasive Writing Strategies

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Our fun and informative lessons will help your 6th-8th grade students revisit all of the essential topics related to persuasive writing for the SBA ELA. The accompanying quizzes and chapter test will show you at a glance how they're doing.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Persuasive Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary

This collection of video and text lessons will reinforce your students' understanding of effective persuasive writing strategies for the SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts/Literacy) 6-8. Take a last look at writing devices, patterns of organization and ethics before test day. All of the following topics are included:

  • Components of persuasive essays
  • Use of counterarguments
  • Pathos, logos and ethos
  • Organization of persuasive speeches
  • Persuasive essays with sources
  • Examples of ethical appeal

Our animated video lessons make learning fun and offer handy video tags for easy return to specific portions of the presentations. The text lessons are also written by experienced instructors and provide links to extra information for even more learning support. The optional quizzes and chapter test will indicate if any additional review is required.

9 Lessons in Chapter 32: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Persuasive Writing Strategies
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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.

What is Pathos? - Definition & Meaning

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

What is a Counterargument? - Definition & Examples

8. 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.

Persuasive Devices in Writing: Definition & Examples

9. 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.

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