World Lit: Taking A Stand Against Exploitation

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 read an argument and analyze how the author builds it, and I can write an essay that explains how an author builds an argument to persuade an audience. 

Opening Session: VOCAB WORDS!

  1. Domestic
  2. Posterity
  3. Disenfranchisement
  4. Ex Post Facto
  5. Dissension
  6. Compensating
  7. Subsidies
  8. Stigma
  9. Snafu
  10. Pilfer

Work Session:

Today we’re going to be reading the editorial “Diners should pay attention to workers, not just the food” on page 210 of your textbook. We will read aloud together as a class, then do the Second Read questions 1-4 on page 212 together as a class discussion

Afterwards, I want to look at some essay construction techniques. Do the Working from the Text activity on page 213, where you disassemble the essay you just read into an outline. The idea here is to really examine how an author organizes their thoughts, so that when YOU do your Counterargument Assignment tomorrow, you will have some good ideas of how to set it up. 

Closing Session: We formally unpacked the Counterargument Assignment last week, but today I want to confirm everyone’s topic and answer any questions. That way, when you get here tomorrow, we can just get right in to working!

Assessment: Informal (book check) 

Differentiation: Process (flexible groups) 

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