Class today will require this powerpoint.
The warm up for today is the video below which is included at the beginning of the powerpoint with instructions.
I will provide a brief introduction by asking students if they have heard of the famous "Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus" letter before viewing. Most students have seen the cartoon or at least heard of it, but have no idea about the real story.
This is one of my favorite pieces to share with students (especially at this time of year -Christmas). I believe it is one of the most beautiful pieces of writing ever produced.
To wrap up today's lesson, I will review the piece comparing it to the chart earlier in the powerpoint and discussing with the class why the Editor's response to Virginia is an example of persuasion instead of argument.
We will review slide 15 before students are dismissed.