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Truth in Advertising

Introduction: 

Ads are always trying to sell you something—phones, cars, even politicians. Election posters and print ads are great for testing your reading skills.

In this lesson you will:
  • Read and identify various types of advertisements
  • Analyze advertisements for examples of persuasive writing, generalizing, exaggeration, and scare tactics
  • Write responses to ads that you’ve analyzed

Photo: © Phil Campbell / CC-BY-SA-2.0

Skills: 
Reading Comprehension
Context Clues
Critical Thinking
Essay Writing