This week, the fifth graders had a lesson on bias in persuasive writing. We talked about using loaded words, exaggeration and euphemisms. We also talked about tricks that advertisers use, such as the bandwagon effect, peer pressure, loaded words, stereotyping and repetition.
The homework for this week is to choose at least 3 print advertisements that may be an example of one or more of these terms. They are to cut out or print out these ads and bring them to class. We will discuss and share our findings on Thursday afternoon.