English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Persuasive Text

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Tennessee Standards

TN.0801. English Language Arts (0801)
0801.5. Logic
Checks for Understanding (Formative / Summative Assessment)
0801.5.10. Identify a variety of false premises, including those involving categorical claims (e.g., all mammals are human beings).
0801.5.11. Identify and analyze the persuasive devices used in written and oral communication (e.g., bandwagon, loaded words, testimonial, name-calling, plain folks, snob appeal).
0801.5.12. Continue to explore logical fallacies (e.g., appeal to fear, personal attack, false dilemma, false analogy) in a variety of texts.
0801.5.13. Analyze examples of stereotyping and bias in text.
0801.5.6. Determine the relevance and quality of evidence given to support or oppose an argument.
0801.5.7. Compare and contrast evidence and conclusions between/among two or more arguments on the same topic.
0801.5.8. Identify and analyze examples of deductive and inductive reasoning in text.
0801.5.9. Identify and describe the structure of an argument, including its main claim and supporting premises.
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0801.5.3. Distinguish between inductive and deductive reasoning.
GLE 0801.5.4. Analyze written and oral communication for persuasive devices.
GLE 0801.5.5. Identify and analyze premises, including false premises.
GLE 0801.5.6. Continue to explore logical fallacies.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0801.5.4. Identify examples of persuasive devices (i.e., bandwagon, loaded words, testimonial, name-calling, plain folks, snob appeal).
SPI 0801.5.6. Identify an example of deductive or inductive reasoning in text.
SPI 0801.5.7. Identify a false premise in text.
SPI 0801.5.8. Identify instances of bias and stereotyping in print and non-print texts.
TN.1.0. Reading: The student will develop the reading and listening skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of print and nonprint text.
8.1.08. Use active comprehension strategies to derive meaning while reading and check for understanding after reading.
8.1.08.b. Derive meaning after reading by
8.1.08.b.6. Assessing the accuracy and appropriateness of an author's details to support claims and assertions, noting instances of bias and stereotyping.
8.1.09. Refine study skills and develop methods of research to enhance learning.
8.1.09.j. Investigate and evaluate the impact of bias/persuasive devices on daily life.
8.1.09.k. Recognize and identify a statement as an example of persuasive and/or propaganda techniques (e.g., false generalizations, loaded words, snob appeal, name-calling, bandwagon, testimonials, and inconsistencies of logic).
8.1.10. Apply vocabulary development and comprehension skill to facilitate reading to learn in content areas.
8.1.10.e. Continue to interact with the text and analyze its effectiveness.
Performance Indicators State:
At Level 2, the student is able to
8.1.spi.17. Recognize and identify the techniques of propaganda (i.e., bandwagon, loaded words, and testimonials).
At Level 3, the student is able to
8.1.spi.26. Identify instances of bias and stereotyping in print and non-print contexts.

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