Students’ age range: 12-14
Topic: “Cell phones , A Teaching tool or a Distraction.”
Description: 1. I reviewed the concept and purposes of persuasive writing with students. Reminded them that the primary aim of persuasive writing is to persuade a reader to adopt a certain point of view or to take a particular action.
2. I explained that persuasive writing is often used to promote a product or service, in print and online advertisements as well as in television and radio commercials. Since the primary aim is to influence others, this type of writing focuses on the reader. I explained that, in an attempt to influence a person's viewpoint or actions, advertisements concentrate on winning the attention of their targeted audience by engaging them with appealing verbal or visual material.
3.I engaged students in a discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of the use of cell phones in school. Have volunteers gave experiences they have observed that the use of cell phones was a distraction or teaching tool.