Ch 7: Understanding & Teaching Persuasive Texts

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter will help you review strategies for understanding and teaching students about persuasive texts. You'll cover features like main idea, purpose and intended audience and learn how to analyze these types of texts.

Understanding & Teaching Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to get you up to speed on persuasive texts. You'll view lessons and take practice quizzes to increase your understanding of these types of texts and cover strategies for helping students learn about their purpose and features. By the end of the chapter, you'll have covered the following topics:

  • Definition of persuasive texts
  • Evaluating reasoning in nonfiction texts
  • Assessing sources for reliability and validity
  • Main idea, audience and purpose in persuasive texts
  • Strategies for teaching students about different types of texts

Our knowledgeable instructors have created a series of lessons that will get you up to speed in next to no time. Each topic is addressed in a way that is easy to understand using plenty of real-world examples. Test your understanding and retention of lesson topics with self-assessment quizzes and the chapter exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Understanding & Teaching Persuasive Texts
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.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

2. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

3. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.

Persuasive Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

4. 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.

Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

5. Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

What's the point? If you're having trouble answering this question, you might need to learn more about implied main ideas. This lesson gives a definition and examples, along with explanations on how to identify them!

Teaching Various Text Types & Literary Analysis

6. Teaching Various Text Types & Literary Analysis

Teaching students about literary analysis requires a clear understanding of how texts differ and how various types of text can be approached. This lesson will provide a general pattern for helping students with the process of analyzing literature.

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