RI.9-10.8

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.

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Do you want to be convinced that bugs will be a great addition to your diet? Check this out!

 
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edible stink bugs
   

Identifying Argument: How Much Privacy Are You Willing To Give Up?

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Electronic Privacy
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Electronic Privacy
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Is there anything that is still private? Today my students will read an article and answer this question.

 
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privacy
   

Debate: Is Summer Vacation Necessary?

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will make inferences and cite evidence to determine their response to the following question -- Summer vacation: intellectual growth or intellectual drop zone?

 
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rollercoaster
   

Nonfiction: Text features, author's purpose, main idea, Oh My!

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Creative Test Prep and Review
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Creative Test Prep and Review
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Evaluating a controversial article is a great way to get students to consider author's purpose.

 
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nonfiction
   

Responses to Industrialism: Close Reading of The Communist Manifesto (Day 1 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text: Craft and Structure Analysis
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text: Craft and Structure Analysis
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Marx lays out his argument in a very logical way. Today's task is to figure out how and why he does this.

 
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karl marx
   

How to Win Arguments and Influence the Audience

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How do the masters of the of argument present claims and organize their evidence? How can students become masters of argument through study of the texts?

 
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martin luther king jr
   

Dystopian Fiction as Social Commentary

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument: Analyzing and Creating Social Commentary
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument: Analyzing and Creating Social Commentary
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As we transition to a new unit, we will spend time looking at the social commentary utilized in dystopian novels.

 
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1984polemiclists
   
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Electronic Privacy
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What makes an editorial so convincing?

 
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copy of board with modeled main idea and evidence
   
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Electronic Privacy
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can students treat a documentary just like an argumentative print text?

 
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board with modeled main idea and evidence
   

Evaluating Argument: There are Two Sides to Every Story (Day 1 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Rule Makers And Rule Breakers
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Rule Makers And Rule Breakers
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can focused annotation serve as a check for understanding?

 
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death row
   

Evaluating Claims and Evidence in Atticus' Closing Argument

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What can we learn from the world's biggest argument stage?

 
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gavel
   

Viruses, Part 3 - To Vaccinate or Not Vaccinate? That is the question.

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

It’s not always clear if the benefits of the public’s health and safety outweigh individual rights.

 
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virus3
   

Identifying Author's Purpose in Argumentative Letter Writing

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Letter writing is an excellent way to teach argumentation!

 
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unknown 1
   

Identifying Persuasive Appeals in Advertisements

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students should be able to express what they know in an analytical paragraph.

 
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images 1
   

How to Succeed in a Job Interview: Close Reading and Analysis of the Credibility of a Text

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Need some advice on getting your first job? Students evaluate an article on why Americans struggle to find employment. How credible is this advice?

 
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rhetorical triangle
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