TEACH YOUR STUDENTS TO READ, THINK, AND WRITE LIKE COLLEGE STUDENTS. Excellent persuasive writing requires quality critical thinking and reading skills. The Argument Analysis Unit develops these critical thinking skills, and the Argument Persuasive Writing Unit develops the writing techniques necessary for persuasion. An entire quarter of detailed lesson plans and PPT lectures!
Analyzing Arguments and Critical Thinking Unit
This bundle is designed with PPT lectures, student notes, and engaging activities to help you instruct your students in concepts such as premise vs. conclusions, persuasive appeals (ethos, pathos, logos), inductive vs deductive reasoning, valid vs. sound, evaluating evidence, viewpoint, bias, the rhetorical situation, mood vs. tone, etc. Up to 2 weeks of material and instruction.
This bundle includes:
1. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation (17 pages 24 slides)
Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject
2. Recognizing Viewpoint and Bias (14 pages 12 slides)
Facts vs. Opinions, Loaded Words, Tone and Mood
3. Analyzing Rhetorical Appeals (17 pages 12 slides)
Ethos, Pathos, Logos
4. Elements and Structure of Arguments (11 pages 16 slides)
Premise vs. Conclusion, Inductive vs. Deductive, Valid vs. Sound
5. Analysis of Propaganda and Fallacies (11 pages 20 slides)
6. Engaging Topics and Arguments for Evaluation (17 pages)
Analysis notes and worksheets. ("Legalization of Marijuana" and "Do Aliens Exist?" "Would a Zombie Apocalypse be a Serious Threat?" "Should College Athletes be Paid?" "Violent vs Nonviolent Protest")
7. Annotation Guidelines for Argument and Informational Text (6 pages 11 slides)
Argument & Persuasive Writing Unit
This bundle provides guided instruction, student exercises, and graphic organizers to facilitate students in writing a persuasive/argument essay. Teacher will use PPT lectures and student notes to provide direct and guided instruction on the principles of persuasion/argument writing. Students will use new concepts and graphic organizers to construct strong thesis statements, develop supporting arguments, construct counter arguments and rebuttals, and compose dynamic conclusion paragraphs. Bundle also includes high quality jpeg posters to display on the wall. Each poster supports a different element of essay writing.
This Unit Includes:
1. Teacher Unit Planning Guide
2. PPT Lectures for Guided Instruction
3. Student Handouts/Notes with facilitated exercises
4. Graphic Organizers
5. Peer Revision Exercises
6. Supporting Videos
7. Critical Thinking and Argument Analysis Tasks (4 Different Resources)
8. 18 High Quality JPEG Posters
Each section has its own editable PPT lecture, with student notes and integrated student activities. At the conclusion of the unit the bundle includes structured worksheets to evaluate a contemporary debate issue, using new knowledge and skills.
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Argument, Persuasion, Propaganda, Premise, Claim, Conclusion, Rhetorical Appeals, Ethos, Pathos, Logos, Inductive, Deductive, Logical Fallacies, Bandwagon, Circular Reasoning, Name Calling, Ad Hominem, Glittering Generality, Transfer, Testimonial, Plain-folk, Appeal to Tradition, Begging the Question, Hasty Generalization, False Cause, Non Sequitur, False Dilemma, Logical Paradox, False Analogy, Rhetorical Situation, Viewpoint, Bias, Speaker's Purpose