World Lit: The Story of Stuff


  • ELAGSE9-10RI8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10SL1.b Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10SL2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10SL3 Evaluate and/or reflect on a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence. Georgia ELA

Learning Target

Students will analyze the elements of arguments and appeals in film.

Opening Session


  1. Condense
  2. Affiliation
  3. Populist
  4. Galvanized
  5. Predation
  6. Perpetuate
  7. Imperative
  8. Mitigate
  9. Mandates
  10. Myopic

Work Session

Grab your Springboard and look at page 476. Let’s go over what each of the terms in the left hand column mean: Hook, Claim, Support, Concessions/Refutations, and Call to Action.

To start out today, we’re going to watch a video called “The Story of Bottled Water” and then do the chart on page 476 together for the video. DON’T WRITE IN THE BOOK for this one because you’re going to do one on your own in a few minutes!

After we do the chart together on the board, I’m going to show you another video called “The Story of Stuff” from the same website, and this time I want you to fill in the chart on your own.

Finally, I want you to grab a sheet of your own paper and make a chart brainstorming for your own presentation. What will your hook be? Your claim? Your presentation should have all these things in it!

Closing Session

Trade papers with a friend and review each other’s brainstorming. Help your partner have a successful presentation!


Formative (book check, brainstorming)


Scaffolding, learning style, high interest videos

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