Practice with Argument: James Baldwin’s, “Notes of a Native Son.”

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Using the first section of James Baldwin’s, “Notes of a Native Son” students will review important rhetorical devices and appeals, close read and annotate the text, view supporting video clips, listen to an NPR story on Baldwin, view a TED TALK on a father raising an African American son in today’s America, evaluate the writing prompt, and examine a student sample from a link to the 1995 English Language and Composition prompt on a James Baldwin passage on language and identity. There is also a link to AP Multiple Choice questions on Notes of a Native Son and an answer key. 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 on Racism in the Age of Obama. The packet includes complete lessons, common core standards, essential and key questions.

Tags:, Debate, American Literature, Race Relations, Socratic Seminar, writing, argument, AP Language, Pre-AP, James Baldwin, critical thinking, African American life, parenthood, actions , annotations, Notes of a Native Son
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Practice with Argument: James Baldwin’s, “Notes of a Native Son.”
Practice with Argument: James Baldwin’s, “Notes of a Native Son.”
Practice with Argument: James Baldwin’s, “Notes of a Native Son.”
Practice with Argument: James Baldwin’s, “Notes of a Native Son.”