American Lit: American Rhetoric: Historical Context

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.

Learning Target: I can analyze the rhetorical context of a seminal United States speech and adapt speech for a particular context and task.

Opening Session: Let’s view the films you guys made for your last embedded assessment!!

Work Session: Okay, first things first! Let’s talk about your NEXT embedded assessment! Yep, I know, we just finished one and now we do another. Fun! We will briefly unpack your next EA using the activity on page 166 in your textbook.

Next, we’re going to do activity 2.18. We will read the Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln and do the second read questions that follow. Then, we will use the SOAPSTone method as a planning tool to start writing your own persuasive speech, which is your second Embedded Assessment for this unit.

Closing Session: Share out! What are you writing your speech about?

Assessment: Informal (book check)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

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