Thursday, November 15, 2012

Reading Notebooks - Persuasive Techniques

Today we are studying for our persuasive techniques quiz tomorrow.  After they have taken notes during the week, I like to have the kids study from their notes by creating a study guide that they can then also study from at home.  They glue these into their notebooks just after their persuasive technique notes.  Here is what it looked like in their Reading Notebooks.

Persuasive techniques study guide
The left side is a flip chart foldable where they can write their notes inside.  We covered bandwagon, testimonial, glittering generalities, overgeneralizations, emotional appeal, expert opinion/statistical evidence, and repetition.  The right side are paragraphs using each type of technique.  They use their notes to analyze each paragraph and determine which technique is being used.  Unfortunately it is not the best picture, but you get the idea.  I have the entire power point presentation and all of the notebook handouts for the persuasive techniques materials here if you are interested in all of the notes and handouts.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Group Discussion Poster

This is my S.H.A.R.E poster describing what I want the kids to do when they discuss.  Whenever the kids get together in groups or pairs for book discussions, review, or to just partner share, I like to remind them about what that looks like.  I use this slide and I have it as a poster on the wall.
Group Discussions:  S.H.A.R.E