Common Core Aligned. Critical analysis of texts is a strong focus of the CCSS. This mini-unit discussing the interesting topic of "Would a Zombie Apocalypse be a Serious Threat", is designed with PPT lectures, student notes, and engaging activities to help you instruct your students to better understand and evaluate the fundamentals of arguments and persuasive techniques. The mini-unit includes a complete formal debate including Opening Arguments, Rebuttals, and Closing Arguments.
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Evaluating Arguments and Persuasion
This mini-unit covers topics such as: Facts vs. Opinions, Loaded Words, Tone and Mood, Analyzing Rhetorical Appeals (Ethos, Pathos, Logos), Elements and Structure of Arguments (Premise vs. Conclusion, Inductive vs. Deductive, Valid vs. Sound), & Analysis of Propaganda and Fallacies.
This Lesson Includes:
-Common Core Alignment
-Close Reading Activities