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Truth in Advertising


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

Reading Comprehension
Context Clues
Critical Thinking
Essay Writing