In a resource where students practice challenging, refuting or qualifying an argument, students learn about Marvel’s Daredevil and his decision not to kill. Students will read, listen to and view supporting clips while learning the necessary elements to analyze the argument about Daredevil’s ethics. Students will show mastery of the standards at the end of the lesson through a rhetorical précis, a Socratic seminar, and a written timed essay scored on an AP style rubric.
A TED TALK on “How I Use Sonar to Navigate the World,” by David Kish is utilized as is an opportunity to write a rhetorical précis as well as supporting material for teaching this strategy to your students.
These lessons fit any Honors Literature class, Pre-AP, American Literature, AP English Language or Literature class to prepare students for AP English Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, American Literature Course exams, the SAT and ACT essay and critical thinking activities.
There are sources for teaching the Socratic Seminar, as it acts as explication for the argument. The packet includes complete lessons, Common Core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags: Close Reading, writing, Pre-AP, critical thinking, Marvel comics, American Literature, argument