Monday, June 23, 2008

Persuasion and Critical Thinking

The purpose of this blog is to summarize articles on teaching English/language arts, from kindergarten through college, published in English education journals from the past.

Topic: Persuasion and Critical Thinking

Title: “Step Right Up and Try Bloo Goo.” Arlene Lowenstein. English Journal (March 1972), 409-412. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Summary: Students must try to sell “Blue Goo,” a nauseous-looking concoction made out of Jello. By trying to sell such a product, students learn the techniques of persuasion used by advertisers.

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