i hope that each of you had a wonderful weekend and that you were able to truly relax and unwind. This week, we will focus on argumentation and Toulmin’s Model. We will also learn about rhetoric, and how it affects our daily lives.
Common Core Standards: **For the Unit!**
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.6 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.1 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.4 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11-12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Essential Questions: Why do we read? Why do we write? How can we write more effectively? How can we use ethos, logos, and pathos in our arguments?
Below is the proposed agenda for the week:
Monday: Vocabulary, Writing an Email, and Favorite Memory writing prompt. Objective: Today students will begin their first full day of learning. They will focus on increasing their vocabulary and writing abilities. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be able to successfully craft and send a correctly formatted email to teachers. Students will also begin writing about their favorite memory. Homework: Finish writing favorite memory.
Tuesday: Vocabulary Review, Turn in Favorite Memory Assignments, Begin Argumentation: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos, and begin argumentative writing exercise. Objective: Today students will focus on learning about argumentation in its various forms. Outcomes: By the end of class, all students will understand and use ethos, logos, and pathos to write an argumentative appeal. Homework: Study for Vocabulary Quiz.
Wednesday: Ted Talk: Everything is an Argument, and Begin looking at Toulmin’s Model. Objective: Today, students will learn about Toulmin’s Model of Argumentation. Outcomes: By the end of the day, students will demonstrate their new understanding of the first three components of Toulmin’s Model. Homework: None.
Thursday: Continue discussing Toulmin’s Model, Begin Working on Group Presentations, and Present Presentations. Objective: Today students will focus on beginning their group projects: Second 2nd Life. Outcomes: By the end of class, students should have almost finished creating their group projects. Students will present them tomorrow. Homework: Prepare for presentations tomorrow.
Friday: Vocabulary Quiz, Finish group projects: Second 2ND Life, and Present Group Projects. Objective: Today students will finish working and present their group projects: Second 2nd Life. Outcomes: By the end of class, all students should have presented their group projects. Homework: None.