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Help you high school students trace an author's argument and analyze the rhetoric and structure used in developing an effective argument. Five day lesson includes reproducible text and PowerPoint presentation that includes:
Culminating performance task essay assessment has students determine if author was effective in appealing to the audience and explain the elements used to convey the claim asserted.
Day 1 : first read of the text/ begin outlining an argument
Day 2: read remaining text / complete outlining an argument
Day 3: analyzing the art of the argument (claim, validity, relevance & rhetoric)
Day 4: comparing media to text (analyze video depicting account of same topic)
Day 5: performance task essay assessment