Tag Archive for persuasive essay

World Lit: The Story of Stuff

Standards

  • 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

VOCAB!

  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!

https://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-bottled-water/

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.

https://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-stuff/

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!

Assessment

Formative (book check, brainstorming)

Differentiation

Scaffolding, learning style, high interest videos

American Lit: Argumentative Essay DUE TODAY!

Standards

  • ELAGSE11-12RI7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented indifferent media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can research my chosen topic and compose my argumentative essay.

Opening Session
Grab a laptop!

Trade essays with a partner and read what they wrote. At this point everyone should have a pretty good draft, so your partner should be able to give you some helpful feedback that you can use today to strengthen your essay and get your final draft completed.

Work Session
You will have the entire class period to work on composing your essay!

  • 750 words
  • at least 3 sources
  • at least 1 quote from each source
  • MLA format, including Works Cited page
  • No logical fallacies
  • Use of multiple persuasive appeals
  • Turned into the class OneNote

Closing Session
TURN IT IN!!!

I will show everyone again how to upload to the class OneNote and help anyone who is having trouble.

Assessment
Formative (essay check in), Summative (essay)

Differentiation
Process (scaffolding, research help), product (varied length)

American Lit: Argumentative Essay Drafting

Standards

  • ELAGSE11-12RI7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented indifferent media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can research my chosen topic and compose my argumentative essay.

Opening Session
Grab a laptop!
While you’re doing that, I will review how to upload your essay to the class Google Drive, just in case anyone has forgotten.

Work Session
You will have the entire class period to work on composing your essay!

  • 750 words
  • at least 3 sources
  • at least 1 quote from each source
  • MLA format, including Works Cited page
  • No logical fallacies
  • Use of multiple persuasive appeals
  • Turned into the class Google Drive

Closing Session
About ten minutes before the class, I want everyone to stop and reread their own essay out loud to themselves (whisper, of course). This will help you make sure you don’t have any grammatical errors, typos, or awkward sentences.

Assessment
Formative (essay check in), Summative (essay)

Differentiation
Process (scaffolding, research help), product (varied length)

American Lit: Argumentative Essay Research Again!

Standards

  • ELAGSE11-12RI7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented indifferent media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can research my chosen topic and compose my argumentative essay.

Opening Session
Grab a laptop! I want to come around and check in with everyone from yesterday and make sure we’re on the right track. I would also like to quickly review MLA formatting and how to do the Works Cited page in Word or using CitationMachine with Google Docs.

Work Session
You will have the entire class period to work on composing your essay!

  • 750 words
  • at least 3 sources
  • at least 1 quote from each source
  • MLA format, including Works Cited page
  • No logical fallacies
  • Use of multiple persuasive appeals
  • Turned into the class Google Drive

Closing Session
About ten minutes before the end of class, trade laptops with a buddy and review what your friend wrote. Give your partner some constructive feedback on their essay!

Assessment
Formative (essay check in), Summative (essay)

Differentiation
Process (scaffolding, research help), product (varied length)

American Lit: Persuasive Essay Research

Standards

  • ELAGSE11-12RI7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented indifferent media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can research my chosen topic for my argumentative essay.

Opening Session
Time to choose your topics! I’ll come around and write down what everyone wants to use for their essay topic, and if you’re not sure, I’ll help you pick something.

Work Session
Grab a laptop and start researching your argumentative essay!!

Your goal today is to find three sources online that you can use in your paper and start writing down quotes you can cite in your essay. You should also go ahead and make the Works Cited page while you are doing your research – you can either enter sources in Word (I’ll show you how) or use CitationMachine.net if you are writing in Google Docs.

Your final essay should be at least 750 words and contain at least 3 citations from at least 3 sources. You should avoid any logical fallacies in your argument and use multiple persuasive appeals.

Closing Session
Check in!! I’ll come around and make sure everyone is on track.

Assessment
Formative (essay check in), Summative (essay)

Differentiation
Process (scaffolding, research help), product (varied length)