Converting an Audience: Argumentative Speech Writing (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 7: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Lesson 9 of 16

Objective: SWBAT write an argumentative speech in the persona of a character to convince an audience by analyzing character beliefs in Things Fall Apart and engaging in sustained writing time.

Big Idea: Seven years brings changes to Umuofia. Students will argue, in character, which path the village should take: maintain their Igbo traditions or convert to Christianity.

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English / Language Arts, characterization (Fictional Lit), characterization (writing), point of view, Things Fall Apart, Argumentitive , analyzing texts
  90 minutes
colonial stronghold
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