Having built a solid foundation with reasoning & argumentation, we've started a new persuasive writing topic.
The first lesson is called Persuasive Context.
Since persuasion is social, this lesson is all about learning to read the room.
With examples ranging from Ancient Mesopotamian customer service complaints to the climactic confrontation between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back, we show students how to evaluate a rhetorical situation in terms of speaker, issue, audience, goal, & timing.
In the next lesson, we'll show how to work towards a persuasive goal using the three appeals: character, emotion, & logic.
You can find the Persuasive Context lesson here.
You can also play persuasive context activities in Frankenstories
If you go to the Persuasive Context topic in Frankenstories you'll find preset prompts that cover the same skills.
You can customise these however you like!
Find the Persuasive Context game prompts here.
Expect more updates in this section in the near future!