Gresham High School

Gresham, OR

Grades 9-12, English
Partner(s): Thu Truong
Innovation Grant
2006, Winter

About this Grantee

Through “Super-Sizing our Powers of Persuasion,” Mr. Daley and Ms. Truong integrate technology into their English classes and promote community involvement among students. Using Fast Food Nation as a guide, students learn the art of persuasive writing. Students choose a community issue that is also connected to their work in another academic department and write a persuasive essay about the issue. After viewing the documentary, Super-Size Me, and comparing persuasive techniques, students film and edit a documentary based on their essay. Students present their documentaries at a classroom film festival and to a class in the related academic department to extend the learning throughout the school.

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