Persuasion Vocabulary Introduction. What is persuasion? Persuade: To influence the reader to believe or do what the author suggests You encounter persuasion

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  • Persuasion Vocabulary Introduction
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  • What is persuasion? Persuade: To influence the reader to believe or do what the author suggests You encounter persuasion everyday! TV commercials Billboards, Where else?...
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  • Fact Information that can be proven. Example: There are more than 350 dog breeds in the world 57% of Americans own either a cat or a dog Opinion A belief that cannot be proven right or wrong. Example: Golden Retrievers are the best dogs in the world Cats are cuter than dogs
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  • Authors Purpose: Easy as P.I.E.! Authors purpose is an authors reason for writing a passage. Persuade Inform Entertain I wrote The Hunger Games to I write news stories to I write campaign speeches to
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  • Authors Viewpoint Authors viewpoint is the authors personal opinion about their topic.
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  • Claim A debatable opinion statement that introduces your persuasive argument Similar to a thesis I believe we should be able to chew gum in class!
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  • Audience The recipient of a piece of persuasive writing Opposition Reasons that your audience may disagree with you Dear Principal, I believe we should be able to chew gum in classes. I know that gum often gets stuck under desks but
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  • Call to Action A statement that encourages the audience to take specific action in support of the author's cause. Gum is extremely delicious and keeps students awake after a long day of classes. Therefore, you should make a rule that all teachers must allow gum in their class.
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  • Match the vocabulary to its definition: Fact Opinion Persuade Authors Purpose Author Viewpoint Authors personal opinion about a topic Influence the reader to believe or do what the author suggests Information that can be proven A belief that cannot be proven right or wrong. Persuade, Inform, Entertain