A Matter of Merit: Defending Claims

A Matter of Merit: Defending Claims
A Matter of Merit: Defending Claims
Grade Levels
Resource Types
Product Rating
4.0
File Type
PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
0.05 MB   |   2 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

For this assignment, students choose two poems from a given list and pit them against each other, arguing that one ranks over the other due to its superior literary merit. This requires the students to brainstorm, evaluate, and decide on criteria for what it means to be merit-worthy, to articulate their criteria clearly, and to gather evidence to defend a position. The assignment concludes in an outline, which asks students to provide a thesis, topic sentences, cited evidence, and a "so what" closing statement. One fun variation of this activity involves assigning two students to the same two poems and having them argue against one another. A rubric is included.
Total Pages
2
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Days

Average Ratings

4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
4.0
Total:
1 rating
COMMENTS AND RATINGS:
Please log in to post a question.
PRODUCT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
$1.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 3.9/4.0
 (6 Followers)
$1.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
A Matter of Merit: Defending Claims
A Matter of Merit: Defending Claims
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up