Persuasive Writing Assignment Michael vs LeBron
6th - 8th
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Persuasive Writing Assignment - Michael vs LeBron | PDF and Digital Formats: In this engaging assignment, students practice gathering evidence from a podcast (oral text) and use that evidence to support their writing. After listening to the evidence presented by the podcast, students must decide who is the greatest of all-time (GOAT) basketball player LeBron James or Michael Jordan.
Language Warning: "Damn" is said twice, and "pissed off" is said once. One real swear word is said and properly bleeped out.
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- Persuasive writing assignment choice board (3 choices - essay, slideshow, podcast)
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.