In a few words, what is the purpose of persuasive writing?
A study showed that persuasive writing can increase readers' thinking and cognitive processing of the text. Persuasive writing often uses emotional language and logical reasoning to convince readers to accept an argument. Persuasive writing can be used to influence or motivate people to take action or change their opinion.
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Persuasive writing is when you try to convince someone to agree with your opinion. You must use facts and evidence to support your opinion. You can use persuasive writing in speeches, letters, and essays.
Argument: A statement or set of statements that attempt to persuade the audience to accept a certain point of view. Rhetorical Devices: Strategies used to convince the audience to accept a certain point of view. Logic: The use of facts and evidence in order to make a persuasive argument.
Question: How can you use persuasive writing to convince your parents to get a pet? Clues: • Think about why you want a pet and why it would be a good idea • Research the type of pet you want and the costs associated with it • Come up with a plan for taking care of the pet In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Write a persuasive letter to your parents B. Create a presentation to share with your parents
What would be the main reasons to persuade a company to make your favorite book into a movie?
What other methods could you use to try to persuade a company to make your favorite book into a movie?
What did you learn from researching how to persuade a company to make your favorite book into a movie?
What strategies did you use to effectively persuade a company to make your favorite book into a movie?
Brain break: Draw an ice cream cone with crazy toppings like pickle juice and spaghetti noodles
What is the goal of persuasive writing?
- To convince the reader to agree with your opinion
- To entertain the reader
- To educate the reader
- To report on an event
What is a persuasive technique called when you use words like 'always', 'never', and 'everyone' to make your argument stronger?
- Generalization or sweeping statement
- Emotional appeal or pathos
- Ethical appeal or ethos
- Logical appeal or logos
'If you don't eat vegetables, you'll get sick.' What type of persuasive technique is this?
- Fear appeal
Which of these is not a persuasive technique?
- Summarizing facts and statistics
- Appealing to emotions
- Using strong adjectives and vivid imagery
- Presenting counter-arguments
Work together in pairs: What is one strategy you could use to make your persuasive writing more effective?
Which type of sentence tries to persuade by repeating an idea multiple times?
- Rhetorical question
What did you learn about writing a letter after completing this activity?