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Tone, Mood, and Politics

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Students should be able to delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims. Students will be able to analyze conflicting information on the same topic. Students will be able to analyze how phrases and words are used in a text and determine why the author picked those words.

The purpose of this activity is not to determine whether Donald Trump is a good president or a bad president. The students are evaluating the information they are reading and seeing and determining if the source is reliable. In the 21st century, to be a good citizen, students have to be able to take the information they are seeing on social media and the internet and research for themselves whether it is true or not. This is a great activity to show students that what they hear and read isn't always as it seems.

Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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Standards

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Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “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”).
Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “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”).
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.
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.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

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