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Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads

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Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Junius Wright

Junius Wright

Charleston, South Carolina

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Student Interactives

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LESSON PLANS

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.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

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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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 22

Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury was born in 1920.

Students do a Bradbury author study and then create flyers to advertise their favorite story using the ReadWriteThink Printing Press.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 5

November 6 is Election Day.

Election Day is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 22

The "1984" Macintosh commercial aired today during Super Bowl XVIII.

Original advertisements are created after students review advertising techniques they've studied.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Reading Online

In this Strategy Guide you will learn how online reading differs from offline reading and strategies to build and reinforce the skills that online reading requires.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms

This volume offers a collection of media literacy lessons for the secondary English classroom, including a CD of student handouts, teacher resources, and sample media files.

 

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