Reflection: Student Feedback Organizing Information in a Rhetorical Analysis Essay - Section 2: Elements of an Introduction


The SOAPStone strategy for organizing the introduction seemed to clear up some of the confusion students had coming in at the start of class.  They were able to contribute well to the discussion as I went through the different elements.  In my independent work with students during the writing workshop portion of the class, the SOAPStone plus "how" gave us a common language for talking about what is needed in the introduction, and a nice checklist for editing, which the students seemed to feel good about.  

  Student Feedback: Clarity
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Organizing Information in a Rhetorical Analysis Essay

Unit 3: Writing a Rhetorical Analysis Essay
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: SWBAT write a strong introduction to their topic and develop their topic so that each idea builds on the next with relevant evidence.

Big Idea: A good introduction in a rhetorical analysis references the SOAPStone elements of the text in question, and how the author makes the appeal.

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