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Finding Common Ground: Using Logical, Audience-Specific Arguments
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||50 minutes|
Fredonia, New York
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Rehearse, and if desired modify, the scenario, which you will read in class for the students, or run off copies of it so students can refer to it.
- Have an overhead or board on which to write student responses.
- Test the Venn Diagram and Persuasion Map tools on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.