Ch 6: 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 6: Understanding & Teaching Persuasive Texts
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What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

Trying to convince others to agree with the author about any topic based only on the facts is the objective of persuasive writing. Learn more about the definition of persuasive writing, how to identify its components, and review an example of persuasive writing in this lesson.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

2. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

As you read essays and articles, your reading comprehension and understanding of each writing's purpose and key points are enhanced if you understand the author's reasoning and logic. Explore deductive and inductive reasoning processes and learn techniques for evaluating reasoning in an essay or article.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

3. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

Credible esearch material must be both Valid, having a truthful source, and Reliable, or repeatable. Examine the importance of peer-reviewed sources and these two concepts in research, but don't just take our word for it; assess for yourself!

Persuasive Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

4. Persuasive Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

Persuasive text is a form of text that is considered to be a little bit more aggressive in communicating an idea to its audience from usual literature. Learn more about the main idea of persuasive texts, the different types, characteristics, purpose, and audiences they are aimed at.

Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

5. Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

The implied main idea of a sentence or passage is not clearly stated. Learn how to find an implied main idea using the definition of the term and the examples of standardized test and political cartoons.

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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