American Lit: The Newspaper Debate, Day 2

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can analyze how concessions and refutations can be used to refute an opposing argument.

Opening Session: Review/Summary: Let’s go over what we read yesterday and review really quickly!

Work Session: Flip to page 220 and let’s read the second article, “The Newspaper Is Dying – Hooray for Democracy”. This article is the opposing view to the one you read yesterday. I’ll pass out the highlighters again and this time I want you to highlight concessions and refutations, keeping in mind the definition we went over yesterday (and we will go over again today). After we finish, I’ll give you guys a chance to do the Second Read questions on page 222, and then we will do question 10 together, revisiting the chart we started yesterday.

Closing Session: Turn over to page 224 and let’s look at the Language Checkpoint together. We’ll talk about and learn some mnemonic devices to help you remember the commonly confused words, affect/effectloose/lose, allusion/illusion, and sale/sell.

Assessment: Informal (book check)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

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