Once students have shared, explain that sometimes when you believe in something, you want others to believe in it also and you might try to get them to change their minds.
Ask students the following question: Does anyone know the word for trying to convince someone to change his or her mind about something?
You will be sharing this with students during Session 2 and may want to arrange to use an LCD projector or a computer with a large screen.
Post the chart you created where students can see it (see Preparation, Step 3).
Home/School Connection: Distribute Persuasion Is All Around You.
Students are to find an example of a persuasive piece from the newspaper, television, radio, magazine, or billboards around town and be ready to report back to class during Session 2.
A classroom game introduces students to the basic concepts of lobbying for something that is important to them (or that they want) and making persuasive arguments.
Students then choose their own persuasive piece to analyze and learn some of the definitions associated with persuasive writing.
Provide a selection of magazines or newspapers with advertisements for students who may not have materials at home.
For English-language learners (ELLs), it may be helpful to show examples of advertisements and articles in newspapers and magazines.