Lesson Plan

G or PG? Persuade Me!

Does your class enjoy watching movies? In this action-packed lesson, students will state their opinion on G vs. PG-rated movies in schools, and share three reasons to support it. No silent films here, as students will have a lot to say.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to introduce a topic by stating an opinion and create an organizational structure to provide reasons that support their opinion. Students will utilize linking words to connect their opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement.


(8 minutes)
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  • Introduce a fictional scenario that centers around the class watching an animated movie.
  • Explain to students that they can only watch an animated movie. Give students the definition of animated, a style of film that uses sequential drawings to create motion.
  • Ask students to brainstorm as many animated movies as they can in five minutes and to make a list on their sheet of paper.