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Racial equality: how far have we come and how far do we have to go? – Lesson Plan. By Katie Gould, Teacher Resource Producer for PBS NewsHour Extra Subjects Civil rights, history, Social Issues, and social studies Estimated Time.

Racial equality: how far have we come and how far do we have to go? – Lesson Plan

Teaching Students To Use Evidence & Reasoning To Support Claims. Writing@CSU Teaching Activities Bank. The following activities have been contributed to this teaching guide by faculty at Colorado State University.

Writing@CSU Teaching Activities Bank

The activities cover a range of teaching issues, including discussion starters, peer review activities, and developing arguments, among others. The activities are available in Web format, Word format, and Adobe Acrobat format. To download a file in Word format, right click (in Windows) or command click (on the Mac) and click on "Select Target As ... ". Class Discussion Activities Small Group Activities Peer Review Activities Working with Sources. 5 Steps to Teaching Argumentative Writing. Teaching students how to write arguments is both fun and challenging.

5 Steps to Teaching Argumentative Writing

Students have opinions, they want to be heard, but they need to learn how to make well reasoned arguments that are supported with strong evidence. This eCoach guides teachers through five simple steps that teach students how to write credible arguments. Step One: Choose a High Interest Topic When teaching argumentative writing, the topics we choose should be familiar and interesting to our students.

Consider the list below. Analysing Persuasive Texts - Mind metaphors: English and Psychology collide. JANINE TURNER: Young Americans to defend the Constitution. Television.

JANINE TURNER: Young Americans to defend the Constitution

Movies. Music. Non-stop information. Rarely do any of these cultural persuasions allude to our Republican form of government. Founding principles and constitutional appreciation are simply not hip and cool. Relentless liberalism radiates from television sets, movie screens and iPods, penetrating every nuance of the mainstream American psyche. And no one absorbs it more than the American youth. Keenly aware of this power, the progressive movement deftly works it for their political agenda. PersuasiveTechniques. Understanding and Analyzing Arguments in Nonfiction Texts - SAS. Loaded Words: Vocabulary That Packs a Punch in Persuasive Writing. The Game of Persuasion. Directions Day 1 Step 1: Begin the lesson with this statement: "Raise your hand if you usually win an argument, any argument — with your siblings, parents, friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, and so on.

The Game of Persuasion

" Ask those who raised their hands: "Why do you think you win? What do you do or what techniques do you use to win your arguments? " Generate a brief discussion. Persuasive Writing - The Curriculum Corner 123. The mini lessons within this persuasive writing unit of study will make setting up your writing workshop much easier!

Persuasive Writing - The Curriculum Corner 123

Includes anchor charts, graphic organizers & more. With the new Common Core standards, persuasive writing becomes an important part of the second grade curriculum. This unit on teaching children to write persuasive and opinion pieces was designed with second grade in mind. Persuasive Writing Unit 3 - Mrs. Scheffer's 6th Grade Class. MyTube: Make a Video Public Service Announcement. Learn All Year Long Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school.

MyTube: Make a Video Public Service Announcement

Why is this so important? Download the flyer (PDF) ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more. MyTube: Changing the World With Video Public Service Announcements. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

MyTube: Changing the World With Video Public Service Announcements

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives.

PSA Step by Step. How to Create the Perfect Public Service Announcement. What do you want the world to know?

How to Create the Perfect Public Service Announcement

That's the central question asked when you are creating a public service announcement (PSA), which is any message promoting programs, activities or services of federal, state or local governments or the programs, activities or services of non-profit organizations. Often in the form of commercials and print ads, PSAs are created to persuade an audience to take a favorable action. PSAs can create awareness, show the importance of a problem or issue, convey information, or promote a behavioral change. Whether you have a cause of your own or you are an educator, PSAs create a forum for learners to actively participate in a project that allows them to become stewards of — and advocates for — social change.

PSAs came into being with the entry of the United States into World War II. Unit II: Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit: Truth, Chisholm, Williams. Skip to main content Unit II: Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit: Truth, Chisholm, Williams Grade 8 English Language Arts ‹ Previous Unit I: Reading Closely for Textual Details: We Had to Learn English Grade 8 English Language Arts.

Unit II: Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit: Truth, Chisholm, Williams

Analyzing tv commercials. Lesson Plans. Writing with Ethos, Logos and Pathos in 21st Century Authentic Texts. Protégé of Plato and instructor to Alexander the Great, Aristotle was the archetypal learner-teacher whose contribution to modern writers were three rhetorical proofs: pathos, ethos and logos. When combined with 21st century communication platforms, Aristotle's proofs shower rocket fuel on rhetorical efficacy. Using these rhetorical pillars, students can analyze how texts persuade and how unpersuasive texts can be reconfigured.

Study Time. Persuasive Techniques in Advertising. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. Creating a PSA: Lesson Plans for High School & Middle School Students - Rock Your World. Media has the power to inform us about issues, inspire us to learn more, and incite us to take action. In this series of lessons, students learn about the power of film to rock their worlds as they themselves write, film, and edit their own PSAs. Initially, students are immersed in viewing numerous examples of Public Service Announcements. Persuasive Writing Websites For Secondary Teachers. Lesson Planning and the Common Core: A Unit Based on TED.com.

I'm currently prepping my classes for another research unit, this one a blend of Memoir, Advocacy, and Speech Writing. After all, never in real life are genres categorized. They blend together; and the Common Core assessments to come recognize the desegregation of writing genres and the need for performance-based assessments. I'm basing this blended unit on TED.com, and the plan is to host a middle school TED-esque conference, combining it with a book drive for our media center. So, in a series of posts, I am going to describe some key steps I'm using with my eighth graders in order to scaffold our way towards our TED conference.

Teen Movie Review. “Twilight”– based on the first book in the best-selling series by Stephenie Meyer – is a faithful adaptation that will satiate the thirst of fans and simultaneously captivate new audiences. The movie follows the story of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), a normal girl thrust into a secret supernatural world when she falls in love with her mysterious classmate, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). He just happens to be a vampire. Ditch your preconceived ­notions of vampires; this isn't a typical vampire tale. Induction Process. Leaders in the music industry joined together in 1983 to establish the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. One of the Foundation’s many functions is to recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of rock and roll by inducting them into the Hall of Fame. Persuasion through Rhetoric: Common Devices and Techniques.

<hr><p><b>You must have javascript enabled to view this website. 200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing. Write Source - Grades 6-8 Persuasive Essay. Jordan wants to have a nice, long summer at the end of seventh grade; her persuasive essay makes that quite evident with several points that support her opinion through the use of statistics, comparison, and expert testimony. Summer: 15 Days or 2 1/2 Months? The final bell rings. Researching Middle School Debate Topics. NonfictionTextResources - Persuasive Resources. Argument Lesson Plans.

Writing an Argument. ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues. Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads. Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury was born in 1920. Study guide for Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles (1950) Using this Guide List of other study guides Doing research on science fiction?

Check out the Science Fiction Research Bibliography. Introduction (Wait until this page is completely downloaded before clicking.) Propaganda Techniques in Editorial Cartoons.