Beyond Compare and Contrast: Analyzing Arguments
Should English be our "official" language? Through this lesson, teachers can facilitate meaningful writing and analysis that goes beyond an examination of similarities and differences. Students closely analyze Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and Charles Krauthammer's "In Plain English" to compare arguments and make insights about Standard American English and language-based discrimination.
Created by the English Teacher's Critical Thinking Store. #ccss #writing #analysis #ela
What's included in this resource?
*Lesson plans for three days
*Optional research extension (includes research log with rubric)
*Two independent on-demand writing prompts with grading rubric
NOTE: The texts are not included in this resource. Unfortunately, that would be a violation of copyright, so I cannot provide these texts.
Keywords: Language-based discrimination, Amy Tan, Charles Krauthammer, Standard American English, CCSS, social justice
Created by the English Teacher's Critical Thinking Store
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