This thorough, 88-page unit on argumentation and persuasion is aligned with Common Core and also prepares students for the AP English Language & Composition (AP Language & Composition) Exam . Each of the 15 lesson plans includes these elements: Materials Needed, "I Can" Statement, Essential Question, Standards, Activation of Prior Knowledge, Teacher Input, Student Active Participation, and Summary. Lessons are designed to be facilitated in 90 to 120 minutes.
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Lesson 1: Argumentation vs. Persuasion
Lesson 2: The Laws of Logic-Deductive Reasoning
Lesson 3: The Laws of Logic-Inductive Reasoning
Lesson 4: Logical Fallacies (Part I)
Lesson 5: Logical Fallacies (Part II)
Lesson 6: Logical Fallacies (Part III)
Lesson 7: Classical Argumentation (Part I)
Lesson 8: Classical Argumentation (Part II)
Lesson 9: In-Class Persuasive Essay
Lesson 10: Revisiting Persuasive Appeals
Lesson 11: Model Essay: Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia
Lesson 12: Polishing Your Persuasion: Concession and Refutation
Lesson 13: Polishing Your Persuasion: Choosing Evidence
Lesson 14: Rogerian Argument
Lesson 15: Unit Review
Argumentation & Persuasion Assessment
Bonus Material: Researched Persuasive Speech Assignment Sheet and Rubric
Links and Organizer for Capital Punishment
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