Argumentation

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.

Key Concepts:

Authorial Point of View

Bias

Figurative Language

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)

  1. What role does personal bias and perspective play in the literature of this period?
  2. How can the written and spoken word influence people’s thoughts and behaviors?
  3. How does a writer use tone to advance an opinion?
  4. How do authors use language to purposefully persuade an audience?

 

Argumentation Powerpoint

Academic Persuasive Writing F16

 


Video on use of rhetorical appeals in writing and ads

The Art of Rhetoric youtube

 


Other power points on argument:

Everything’s An Argument

An Introduction to Persuasion and Argument


Video on Toulmin model of argumentative writing

Toulmin model video

 


Parallel Structure

Parallel Structure

 


Parallel Structure Quizzes

parallel structure quiz

parallelism quiz 2 


Contemporary articles to use to analyze for main idea, supporting details, rhetorical appeals, and rhetorical devices

Cupcake Controversy

Americans Hit The Brakes On NASCAR

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper

argumentative article on welfare and drug testing

CAMPUS RACISM 101 for appeals

 


 

Elements of an Argument terms handout with political speech to analyze

The Elements of Argument

Patrick Henry’s speech

Speech to the Virginia Convention

I Have a Dream Speech

MLK speech

John Brown’s Speech to the Court at his Trial by John Brown (1800-59)

John Brown’s speech


 

Academic Arguments – chapter 9

everythings-9-academic-proposal


Analyzing Introductions (4 essay introductions to analyze)

Analyze introductions of persuasive papers


Analyzing Body paragraphs (4 body paragraphs to analyze))

Analyze Body Paragraphs and supporting evidence


Analyzing Conclusions

Analyze Conclusions

 


Analyzing Introductions (4 essay introductions to analyze)

Analyze introductions of persuasive papers


Analyzing Body paragraphs (4 body paragraphs to analyze))

Analyze Body Paragraphs and supporting evidence


Analyzing Conclusions

Analyze Conclusions


Tiered Assignment on Persuasive Speech

Persuasive Speech Analysis Assignment Standard


 

OCS/ESL Lessons

Argumentation Powerpoint

Academic Persuasive Writing F16


Practicing bias

Understanding bias

 


Contemporary Articles that show argument with questions

School violence

Americans Hit The Brakes On NASCAR


 

Speech Analysis Writing Assignment

Persuasive Speech Analysis Assignment OCS