Persuasive Drawing

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High School
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In this lesson, the students will read The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien and write down specific facts as to why they liked that particular book. They need to write facts that will help them write a persuasive art project to illustrate their point of view.


To learn about persuasive interpretation
To draw a project illustrating the persuasive interpretation

Materials Needed

Poster paper for art project
Note Cards
Pencils and Erasers


First, the students will need to read the book, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien and write down specific facts as to why they liked or didn't like the book. These facts need to give them ideas for a persuasive art project that will illustrate their point of view. For example, if they want to support the pro side of the book, they need to locate some ideas in the book that will persuade students that the book was great and why. They could choose a specific character or characters, some element of fiction such as themes, plot, character's dialogue, setting, or whatever they would like to select for their reason and could illustrate in their drawing.

After they have their facts written down for their persuasive point of view, they need to begin their drawing that will help them illustrate their beliefs.

An example of what they might draw would be a circle in the middle and other circles that connect to the main circle. The middle circle would be the side they are supporting, and the outer circles would be their facts that support their main idea.


You can grade the students on their ideas and the facts that support their point of view. You can also grade them on their drawing.

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