|Subject/Grade: English III|
|Developed by: Kimberly Livaudais|
|JCS Unit Plan Name: Argumentation/Persuasive Reading and Writing|
|Pacing: 2 weeks|
|CCSS Standard(s): RI 11.1: CITES strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly and through inferenceL.5a – DETERMINE understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meaning. INTERPRET figures of speech in context and ANALYZE their role in the text.
RL.5- ANALYZE how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
RI.5 – ANALYZE and EVALUATE the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
RI.6 – DETERMINE an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, ANALYZING how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
Authorial Point of View
Effectiveness of rhetorical devices, including figurative language, and use of appeals in a persuasive text
The structure and clarity of the central idea in a persuasive text
|Essential Question(s): (Big ideas written as questions… should be written as open ended to allow for in depth exploration)
|Video on use of rhetorical appeals in writing and ads
|Other power points on argument:
Everything’s An Argument
|Video on Toulmin model of argumentative writing
|Parallel Structure Quizzes
|Contemporary articles to use to analyze for main idea, supporting details, rhetorical appeals, and rhetorical devices
|Elements of an Argument terms handout with political speech to analyze
Patrick Henry’s speech
I Have a Dream Speech
John Brown’s Speech to the Court at his Trial by John Brown (1800-59)
|Academic Arguments – chapter 9
||Analyzing Introductions (4 essay introductions to analyze)
|Analyzing Body paragraphs (4 body paragraphs to analyze))
|Analyzing Introductions (4 essay introductions to analyze)
||Analyzing Body paragraphs (4 body paragraphs to analyze))
||Tiered Assignment on Persuasive Speech
|Contemporary Articles that show argument with questions
|Speech Analysis Writing Assignment