Make the students use words/phrases that use persuasion in their writing. The word bank that they come up with, ask them to pull from this and place in their writing. I would also have them write both a pro and a con opinion so that…"
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Have the students brainstorm or talk about the reasons why this heinous act has happened. Have the students discuss ways that people put fear and intimidation in others...words, phrases, actions people…"
"Brenda, I love this topic, and given the state of our economy, persuasion is perfect right now! Our neighboring state of Ca. is currently considering shutting down some of its parks as a way to balance their budget. Maybe you could have students…"
"Suggestion: I think that you could reinforce this idea of persuasive figurative language by asking students to bring in song lyrics that are persuasive. Think of all of the protest songs and propaganda songs out there.
Extend upon: When you…"