The Power of Persuasion. The Power of Persuasion. Time Frame: 3 - 4 Weeks Grade Level: 6 th. English Teacher: Suzi Plaut Math Teacher: Michele Durso Art Teacher: Bethe Levy. Content Standards.
Time Frame: 3 - 4 Weeks
Grade Level: 6th
English Teacher: Suzi Plaut
Math Teacher: Michele Durso
Art Teacher: Bethe Levy
English Standards: (Language Arts MD Voluntary State Curriculum 2.0 4, 2.0 5, 4.0 2)
Math Standards: (Bais Yaakov 6th Grade Math Curriculum)
of comparison using a medium of paper as well as Microsoft Excel
Art Standards: (Art MD Voluntary State Curriculum 2.0 4, 3.0 2, 4.0 1)
All three integrated units begin with opening activities meant to assess current student knowledge and build an interest in the different subject matters (persuasive language, unit pricing, and visual advertisements). Throughout the unit, students clearly see the day-to-day relevance of the disparate skills they are learning. Arts and technology integration are threaded throughout the units in various ways. In addition, students have flexibility in some assignments to choose their method of assessment.
Arrange desks in small sections for group activities
Rooms are comfortable and free of clutter
Word Choice is the use of rich, colorful, precise language that communicates not just in a functional way, but in a way that moves and enlightens the reader. In descriptive writing, strong word choice resulting in imagery, especially sensory, show-me writing, clarifies and expands ideas. In persuasive writing, purposeful word choice moves the reader to a new vision of ideas. In all modes of writing figurative language such as metaphors, similes and analogies articulate, enhance, and enrich the content. Strong word choice is characterized not so much by an exceptional vocabulary chosen to impress the reader, but more by the skill to use everyday words well.
“How do I know which word to use?”
From Howard County Middle School Writing Stylebook
a lot bad good big cool cute fun great very
interesting pretty sad
said little got run tell
stuff take things walk sit
Warning: When using a thesaurus, DON’T OVERDO IT!
Readers can tell if a word is out of place, so use words that you own and that fit your style!
“Why can’t we just use a calculator??”
How much does the packaging matter? Where does your snack show up in the food pyramid? Why aren’t major food pyramid foods packaged like snacks? What is done with the package after the product is finished?
Which foods would children choose? Why? How can you make carrots more appealing? What are the element designs that appeal to children? What can the children do with the packaging after product is consumed? (Example: Cheezit Package)
Score Point 4
Note: This rubric has been modified for use with 6th graders.
It is to be considered "kid language"
For comments and inquiries,
send email to: Cam MillerCurriculum PlannerBerlin Middle SchoolWorcester County
At the conclusion of the unit, each student will give anonymous feedback to teachers about how to improve this unit for future years… for example, I liked… I did not like... I wish I had more time to…I wish my art teacher… I wish my English teacher… I wish my math teacher…