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Creating a Persuasive Podcast

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Grades 6 – 10
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 60- to 90-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa L. Owens

Lisa L. Owens

Issaquah, Washington


International Literacy Association


Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities


Professional Library



Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Analyzing and Podcasting About Images of Oscar Wilde

Students analyze images of Oscar Wilde used to publicize his 1882 American lecture tour. They then compare a caricature to another researched image, sharing this analysis in a podcast.


Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Vote for Me! Making Presidential Commercials Using Avatars

After researching political platforms of past presidents through primary sources and other resources, students create commercials for these presidents using Voki, an online web tool that produces speaking avatars.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Fashion Fun with Fossil Fuels

After researching specific fossil fuel issues, students create their own clothing brands that express their opinions about the issues and then share their information and clothing line using either PowerPoint or Prezi.


Grades   7 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Getting Graphic with Alternative Energy Sources

After researching alternative sources of energy, students create online comic books to present their information.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.


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Grades   4 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 18

Celebrate Mandela Day today.

After reading Kadir Nelson's Nelson Mandela, students explore the Mandela Day website before using an online tool to start working on a service project of their own.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Printout  |  Informational Sheet

Podcasts: The Nuts and Bolts of Creating Podcasts

Use this helpful tool to integrate podcasts into your classroom or to help your students create their own podcasts with audio and images.


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Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Developing Academic Thinking Skills in Grades 6-12: A Handbook of Multiple Intelligence Activities

These skill-based activities will help students develop the academic thinking skills and language to understand challenging content concepts.


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