World Lit: Argumentation in “An Indian Father’s Plea”

Standard: ELAGSE9-10RI6 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.

Learning Target: I can analyze the structure of an argument and how an author builds their argument.

Opening Session: Cherokee Language

Work Session: Today we’re reading a story called “An Indian Father’s Plea,” and although I know we’ve read a lot about India, this is actually about Native Americans, so switch your mode of thinking!!

After we read this text (which is long!) I want you guys to consider your own beginnings – your first days of kindergarten. Think back to that time in your life, and using the same argumentation techniques that Lake used in his letter, write a letter about yourself going into Kindergarten.

You’ll have the rest of the class to do this!

Closing Session: VOCAB QUIZ!!! AND BOOK CHECK!

Assessment: Formal – vocab quiz, Informal – book check

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding), Interest (student life)

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