Art of Persuasion and Craft of Argument

Grades 11-12 / ELA / Analysis
CCSS: ELA.SL.11-12.3 ELA.L.11-12.3 ELA.RI.11-12.6

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

3

Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

6

Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.

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Length

7 minutes

Objective

Discuss and rank rhetorical devices in preparation for writing

Questions to Consider

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Common Core Standards
ELA.SL.11-12.3, ELA.L.11-12.3, ELA.RI.11-12.6

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  • ELA11 - Persuasion Argument Lesson.PDF

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