One use of writing is to persuade readers to adopt a particular course of action or way of thinking, and there are many tools an author can use to achieve this. This collection of activity sheets will give your students practice in classifying and using the different types of Persuasive Language. Please Note: While answer keys have been provided for each activity sheet for instructors, in some cases, your students’ answers will vary.
Fun Fact: The art of Persuasive Language and speaking, known as rhetoric, has been formally taught since 600 BC! It began in Ancient Greece with the Sophists.