Students will use active reading strategies to identify and then use the rhetorical triangle to craft compelling arguments. Students watch film clips that are high interest to see that these strategies are being used in everyday life. The texts (Spielberg's Commencement Speech and "Nice Kids Finish First" are in the public domain and can be found online).
Spielberg Speech: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/276561
"Nice Kids..." :http://www.npr.org/2015/07/16/423605191/nice-kids-finish-first-study-finds-social-skills-can-predict-future-success