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Persuasive Language for Middle School Students

Teaching students persuasive techniques can be a lot of fun. This collection contains a number of resources to use as a springboard for lessons . They will also assist students in planning and structuring their persuasive essays more effectively.
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Persuasive Language for Middle School Students
  • Shelley Okposin says:
    Take a look at this fantastic set of worksheets on persuasive writing. It contains a number of annotated exemplars of persuasion across different genres, checklists for students, and some practice tasks.
  • Shelley Okposin says:
    This table provides an excellent summary of a variety of different persuasive devices. It defines them, provides an example and explains how the devices persuades the reader.
  • Popplet

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    Shelley Okposin says:
    Popplet is an app students can use on their ipad for mind mapping. It can be particularly useful in brainstorming ideas for a persuasive essay.
  • Shelley Okposin says:
    This link is an interactive persuasive mind mapping tool. Students can plan out a persuasive essay using this site and the program will generate a graphic organizer for their essay which contains the information they inputted.
  • Shelley Okposin says:
    If you want to emphasize the purpose of using persuasive language, this funky clip is sure to get the message across to your class while also keeping them entertained.
  • Shelley Okposin says:
    This infomercial is a great example of a persuasive text as it clearly displays a variety of persuasive devices; rhetorical questions, emotive language, testimonials, descriptive language etc. I have found it useful in teaching students to identify and analyze persuasive devices. It will also inspire them to create their own infomercial!