Monday, March 15, 2021

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “FREE Argumentative vs. Persuasive Writing Activity”

by Secondary Sara
7th - 12th Grade

Need to explain the difference between argument and persuasion to middle or high school students? Let a professor tell your students why proposing and testing an argument is different from “winning”!

Based on Daniel Cohen's TED talk about argument, students will complete a 45-minute lesson: pre-assessment, active listening to complete guided notes, reflection questions, and a post-assessment on the differences between argumentative and persuasive writing. Students will then be ready to proceed to the argumentative (or persuasive) writing of your choice!

This four-page download includes the student handout and an answer key. Enjoy!

(PS: If you like this lesson, you might also like my Intro to Public Speaking (as taught by TED) lessons, or my Mock Conference Talks: Speech Unit!)

**Copyright Note: To protect the copyright of TED and its speakers, no video clips, transcripts, or chunks of text are included in this download – just the links to view the videos directly from TED. I also have no endorsement from, or affiliation with, TED.

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