Summary. Practice. This presentation was designed for Grade 6 Students interested in learning how to differentiate informative and persuasive writing and authentically practice persuasive skills. Instructional Objectives. Standards. Inform or Persuade?. Assignment. Start.
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This presentation was designed for Grade 6 Students interested in learning how to differentiate informative and persuasive writing andauthentically practice persuasive skills.
Inform or Persuade?
Lessoncreatedanddesignedby Mrs. GitaneReveilleau
1. To differentiate informative and persuasive writing;
2. To research and collect information essential to writing assignment;
3. To publish final products;
4. To follow-up with revisions and peer-feedback.
Common core for l.a.
ISTE Nets for students
1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge,
and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate
and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support
individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
Grade 6, Writing
1. Text Types and Purposes
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1a Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1b Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
2. Production and Distribution of Writing
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
Click on the screens below and
dig through these websites for a minute:
Now that you’ve explored these samples,
go ahead and answer:
Which one provides the latest news and in-depth information about all sorts of topics?
The Nation is a newspaper publication that provides information about everything, from news to fashion tips.
You need to think again.
Craigslist Thailand is a publication that specializes inoffering goods and services of all sorts for sale or purchase.
Alloftheseblue boxes refer to a broadtopic. Ifyouclickonthem, you’llbedirected to more specificnewsorarticles.
This is anadvertisement. Newspapersalsoadvertisegoods for sale, but, primarily, a newsvehicle’s general purposeis to informthereader.
Craigslists are publications
present all around the world.
Anyone can participate by posting
in the classifieds or exploring its
categories in order to purchase.
Explore its screen
TheClassifieds is where YOU manageyouraccountandpostoffers.
Here’sthe search box, whereyoutype in whatyou’relooking for.
These are themanycategoriesthatCraigslistsoffer.
Want to learn more? Clickhere.
The author’s goal is to persuade the reader to agree with the author’s opinion.
Examples: advertisements, commercials, newspaper editorials, etc.
The author’s goal is to inform the reader with topics that are usually real or contain facts.
Examples: newspapers, cookbooks, manuals, non-fiction books, etc.
Look at the picture and decide what its purpose is:
In this picture, you see a man smoking uncontrollably, and therefore, burning his money.
The image strongly suggests that smoking causes you to spend a lot of money that cannot be recovered.
Great job! The image tries to persuade the reader or consumer that smoking is not good for your health or your pocket.
Now look at this next picture and select the right answer:
What do you think this lady is doing?
Persuading is a strong action. It usually
means that someone is convinced that
what they are selling or talking
about is correct, like this man on the left.
The lady in the picture is cooking and seems to
be teaching someone. When you teach, you
usually provide information to your listener.
Lookat it onceagain
The lady in the picture is showing someone
how to cook. Maybe she’s a TV host who has a
daily program, and her purpose is to inform.
Learn more aboutpersuasion
Practice some more
Laura is always trying to talk her friends into
going vegetarian. She quit eating meat a long
time ago because she hates animal suffering.
Her friends listen to her when she starts her
lectures, but they beginning to get tired of her
trying to _________________ them.
Laura is a strong defender of
vegetarianism, so she is probably
very insisting when it comes to
sharing her opinion with her friends.
She’s sharing her point of view, or
That is correct!
Laura is trying to persuade
her friends of her opinion,
which is against eating meat.
When you persuade, you are convincing
someone of your own ideas and opinions. It’s a
good idea to look for clues that suggest that
someone is only emitting a personal view.
When you inform, you are presenting facts
and information that DO NOT depend
on your opinion. They are usually
supported by some sort of evidence.
Which one is an opinion?
Dogs are more social than cats.
Dogs have more teeth than cats.
Dogs are not as flexible in jumping as cats.
Dogs are better pets than cats.
No. Here’s a tip for you:
Even if you do not know whether the
information contained in these options
is true or not, you should try to identify
which one emits a point of view, that is, an
opinion or a judgment.
Yes! If I say that something is better than
something else but do not justify it using
evidence, it can be read as a personal opinion.
For this assignment you will concentrate on
your persuasive skills.
You will need to create your own Craigslist
entries and share with your classmates. Some
real samples are provided for you next.
Title is clear and states purpose
Date and contact information through Craigslist. It does not offer the real email address to avoid spam/phishing.
Text explains need and states that animals will not suffer. It also offers benefits and/or cash (persuasive strategies).
Author requires serious replies (because the topic might arise the interest of kids/pranksters)
Location will help select interested parties.
Title is direct, by stating product, price and place.
States details of action of purchasing
Good quality photo of material provided.
Audience defined: engagement ring
Opinion statement to persuade the buyer.
Proof of purchase is an important evidence of truth.
1. At home, find five objects that you consider funny and wacky.
Make sure your objects are appropriate!
3. Using the sample below, write your own “Craigslist” entry. Use your imagination! The information you provide does not have to be true, but amusing!
4. Photograph the item and save the images onto a folder.
5. Follow the 6+1 Traits of Writing Revising Checklist to review your text.
2. Research and collect information about the objects selected.
5. On your blog, create a new post entitled “My Wacky Craigslist”. Copy your text and add the media you created.
6. Share your new blog post with your teacher by sending an invitation by Gmail.
Once your teacher has checked it, you will be able to share with the world!
Not quite sure you know what to do?