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March 29, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Warm Up:
How can a writer/speaker persuade an audience?

Read for 30 minutes and complete an entry on your reading log answering the 5Ws.
Night Write:
Ask students to revisit their persuasive piece from Persuasion Is All Around You. This time they will use Check the Strategies to look for the persuasive strategies that the creator of the piece used.

Reading logs will be collected on Friday, April 13 to update the number of books read and to check 4 consecutive days of reading entries 4/9-4/12.

Graded Papers Returned:
Technical Writing Quiz

Activity 1:Students will share their night write with the people at their table.

Activity 2:
Students will have a chance to examine the arguments that they made yesterday to find out what strategies they already know how to use.

Activity 3:
Distribute the <a href="">Persuasive Strategy Definitions to each student. Each definition will be explained through Persuasive Strategy PowerPoint.

Activity 4:
Students will discuss the meaning and how students used those strategies in their arguments during in the game yesterday in their table groups.

For example, imagine the reward for the winning team was 10 extra minutes of recess. Here is one possible argument:

“Our classmate Sarah finally got her cast taken off. She hasn’t been able to play outside for two months. For 60 days she’s had to go sit in the nurse’s office while we all played outside. Don’t you think it would be the greatest feeling for Sarah to have 10 extra minutes of recess the first week of getting her cast off?”

This group is trying to appeal to the other students’ emotions. This is an example of pathos.

Activity 5:
As the class discusses the examples from the yesterday's group work, have students write them in the box next to each definition on the Persuasive Strategy Definitions sheet to help them remember each meaning.

Activity 6:
Students will read their chapter book for 30 minutes focusing on the persuasive techniques the author uses.

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