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Vote for Me! Making Presidential Commercials Using Avatars

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Vote for Me!  Making Presidential Commercials Using Avatars

Grades 6 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kathy Wickline

Kathy Wickline

Tolono, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   4 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Vote for Me! Developing, Writing, and Evaluating Persuasive Speeches

This lesson encourages students in grades 4 and 5 to think critically and write persuasively by focusing on preparing, presenting, and evaluating mock campaign speeches.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Dialect Detectives: Exploring Dialect in Great Expectations

Great Expectations is rich in dialogue and in the dialect of the working class and the poor of Victorian England. What does Dickens reveal about his characters using dialect?

 

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Blending the Past with Today’s Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction

To prepare for literature circles featuring historical novels, students research the decades of the 1930s to the 1990s and share their information using Prezi, a web application for creating multimedia presentations.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads

Students analyze propaganda techniques used in pieces of literature and political advertisements. They then look for propaganda in other media, such as print ads and commercials.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Persuasive Techniques in Advertising

Students will be introduced to persuasive techniques used in advertising, analyze advertising, and explore the concepts of demographics, marketing for a specific audience, and dynamic advertising.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising

By looking at advertising and mass media critically, students begin to understand how the media oppresses certain groups, convinces people to purchase certain products, and influences culture.

 

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Creating a Persuasive Podcast

Students learn how to get their voice out on the web when they research issues important to them and compose a persuasive podcast to post online.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 4

President Barack Obama was born today in 1961.

Students are introduced to a passage by President Barack Obama in his book Dreams from My Father and are encouraged to engage in an examination of the ways they are portrayed by the media.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 4

Today is Election Day.

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

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Speak to Me: Teaching with Voki

Through Voki, a Web 2.0 tool, students create customizable avatars for class presentations for various purposes, such as presenting biographical information, expressing an opinion, or reading a poem.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

All About Elections

This episode focuses on presidential elections.

 

 

COMMUNITY STORIES

Empowering Students and Teachers with RWT

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