Reflection: Student Feedback What is the Difference Between Argument and Persuasion? - Section 2: Guided Practice


I received an excellent piece of feedback from a few students during some one-on-one coaching sessions I held in class. The advice related to vocabulary development and application. The students essentially explained that they wished we would take time at the beginning of closely reading something to ensure they had an appropriate definition for each of the words bolded in the text. I was kind of on the fence about it, since I have modeled my expectations and the process by which to ensure definitions are appropriate within context. At the same point, one student responded to that by acknowledging that sometimes there are more than one possible definition that fits within the context. That wasn't really enough to convince me, but as I continued to ruminate on it, I determined that, sometimes, it is worth spending a few minutes to ensure they all have the correct working definition in order to make sure they understand fully what they are reading. This is especially true when the text being studied is to be used as an anchor or foundation for future learning, as was the case for this particular lesson.

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What is the Difference Between Argument and Persuasion?

Unit 1: Argument Writing
Lesson 6 of 13

Objective: Students will develop the necessary understanding of how argument and persuasion are related.

Big Idea: Isn't Argument a Bad Thing?

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