Persuasion Unit. 6 th Grade Language Arts Mrs. Frantz. Today’s goals. 1/22/14. Bell Ringer #?? Start Dyna - Prefix- Quiz Tuesday, January 28th New Verbs Packet Power of Persuasion Notes AR Reading Time/Finish Conferencing.
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The writer may exaggerate information in order to convince the reader/listener of something.
The writer may make a general statement about a group of things in order to influence the reader/listener.
a general statement about a group of things or people that takes specific information about something and applies it to all similar things
signal words: in general, usually, few, tend to, or most
plenty of evidence
must be willing to change the generalization when confronted by evidence showing them to be false
look at the evidence. It will show false generalizations
Why do we challenge generalizations?
to help prevent stereotyping
to help understand things or people who are different from us
A good generalization is an inference based on evidence.
A bad generalization is an inference based on hearsay or false evidence.
Dyna- Prefix Quiz
Dyna- Prefix Quiz/
Wednesday’s Verb Test
loaded language: takes advantage of strong positive or negative feelings or emotions associated with certain words
name-calling : labels someone/something in a negative way instead
exaggeration: enlarging something beyond the truth way to buy the product
bandwagon appeal: tries to persuade you to do something by emphasizing that “everyone else” is doing it or believes in it
testimonials: uses celebrities or satisfies customers to endorse a product because they influence people in a positive way to buy the product
Tomorrow’s Verb Test!
exaggeration: overstatement to convince or convey a position
credentials: Who is the author? What are the sources?
current information: Is the information out of date, even though it’s convincing.
purpose: persuasive material should not pretend to be objective.
bias by omission: leaving one side out of the article
bias by selection of sources: writers include more sources that support one view over the other
bias by placement: story placement shows the importance of the story
“above the fold” on the front page is most important
less important stories go on the bottom half of the first page, on the first page of other sections, etc.
Study for tomorrow’s
-Phobia Suffix Quiz
a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
Ex.: His brother laughs loudly at his own jokes.
The adverb loudly ends with the suffix –ly and
modifies the verb laughs.
Ex.: The captain went boldly onto the deck in the storm.
The adverb boldly modifies the verb went.
Ex.: Some kinds of opals are extremely beautiful.
The adverb extremely ends with the suffix –ly and modifies the adjective beautiful.
Ex.: He began reading when he was very young.
The adverb very modifies the adjective young.
Adverbs Modifying Adjectives
Ex.: The parking lot fills so rapidly.
The adverb so modifies the adverb rapidly, which ends with the suffix –ly. The adverb rapidly modifies the verb fills.
Ex.: He can finish a book very quickly.
The adverb very modifies the adverb quickly, which ends in –ly. The adverb quickly modifies the verb phrase can finish.
Adverbs may come before, after, or between the words they modify
Ex: Quietly, she will tiptoe from the stage.
She will quietly tiptoe from the stage.
She will tiptoe quietly from the stage.
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