Real World Rhetoric #1, Argument Analysis of Modern Essay, Critical Thinking

Laura Randazzo
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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Laura Randazzo
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What does it take to win an argument? With these real-world rhetorical analysis materials, students will examine a short article on a high-interest topic, identify specific rhetorical tools (ethos, pathos, and logos), and determine whether the writer is ultimately effective in swaying the reader.

The essay in Real World Rhetoric #1 attempts to convince readers that it’s unwise to kill spiders we find in our homes.

This 4-page download includes:

• A full-text copy of a public domain argument essay

• A paper-saving handout of short answer questions

• A Google Drive version of the essay and questions for students to complete online

• A detailed answer key to make grading easier and help the teacher lead a discussion of the answers

These materials were designed to help students begin the process of preparation for the analysis of argument prompts featured in the AP English Language and Composition exam and the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts essay.

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4-page PDF
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

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