Do you want your students to write brilliant, thought-provoking editorials? Then this lesson plan pack will guide you through the process of teaching your students how to successfully express their opinions, integrate persuasive language techniques and help them in planning, writing, editing and reviewing their editorials.
Below, you will find lesson plans for news, media and information literacy, including lesson plans from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation Why News Matters initiative, the Journalism Education Association, The News Literacy Project, The Center for News Literacy at Stonybrook University, and Columbia Links. SchoolJournalism.org also has lesson plans for journalism and civic engagement and...
Ethos, Logos, Pathos (Aristotle's Modes of Persuasion)
Persuasive messages are all around us! This lesson teaches students to identify and implement Aristotle's 3 modes of persuasion (rhetorical appeals): ethos, logos & pathos. Appropriate for secondary students, this zip file includes 3 color and B&W posters, student notes, "Identifying Ethos, Logos & Pathos in Historical Speeches" activity, and an "Editorial Writing" activity.