Using Gloria Anzaldua’s essay “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” students will review important rhetorical devices and appeals, close read and annotate the text, view supporting video clips, listen to an NPR story, view 2 TED TALKS on language and identity, evaluate the writing prompt, and examine scored student sample essays from a link to the 2004B English Language and Composition prompt on group identity. There is also a link to AP Multiple Choice questions and an answer key that uses Anzaldua’s essay. There is also an opportunity to write a SOAPSTone, as well as supporting material for teaching this to your students.
These four lessons prepares students for the AP Language exam, Common Core extended response assessments, American Literature Course exams, the SAT and ACT essay and critical thinking activities.
In this resource there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. In the guide there is a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fish-bowl discussion with the rubric. Students will be asked to synthesis an argument from articles from The New York Times Room for Debate series. The packet includes complete lessons, common core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags:, Debate, American Literature, Chicanas, Socratic Seminar, writing, argument, AP Language, Pre-AP, Gloria Anzaldua, critical thinking, language, identity, annotations, Latinas