Persuasive Argument Writing Unit

Persuasive Argument Writing Unit

This Persuasive Writingh Unit provides guided instruction, student exercises, and graphic organizers to facilitate students in writing a persuasive/argument essay. Teacher will use PPT lectures and student notes to provide direct and guided instruction on the principles of persuasion/argument writing. Students will use new concepts and graphic organizers to construct strong thesis statements, develop supporting arguments, construct counter arguments and rebuttals, and compose dynamic conclusion paragraphs. Bundle also includes high quality jpeg posters to display on the wall. Each poster supports a different element of essay writing. This Unit Includes (160 ppt slides, 80 pages, 18 posters): 1. Teacher Unit Planning Guide 2. PPT Lectures for Guided Instruction 3. Student Handouts/Notes with facilitated exercises 4. Graphic Organizers 5. Peer Revision Exercises 6. Supporting Videos 7. Critical Thinking and Argument Analysis Tasks (4 Different Resources)
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Argument Analysis Unit

Argument Analysis Unit

This common core aligned unit focuses on analyzing the fundamentals of argument and persuasion. This bundle is designed with PPT lectures, student notes, and engaging activities to help you instruct your students in concepts such as premise vs. conclusions, persuasive appeals (ethos, pathos, logos), inductive vs deductive reasoning, valid vs. sound, evaluating evidence, viewpoint, bias, the rhetorical situation, mood vs. tone, etc. Up to 2 weeks of material and instruction. Save up to 50% over purchasing each lesson individually. This bundle includes: 1. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation (17 pages 24 slides) Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject 2. Recognizing Viewpoint and Bias (14 pages 12 slides) Facts vs. Opinions, Loaded Words, Tone and Mood 3. Analyzing Rhetorical Appeals (17 pages 12 slides) Ethos, Pathos, Logos 4. Elements and Structure of Arguments (11 pages 16 slides) Premise vs. Conclusion, Inductive vs. Deductive, Valid vs. Sound 5. Analysis of Propaganda and Fallacies (11 pages 20 slides) 6. Engaging Topics and Arguments for Evaluation (17 pages) Analysis notes and worksheets. ("Legalization of Marijuana" and "Do Aliens Exist?" "Would a Zombie Apocalypse be a Serious Threat?" "Should College Athletes be Paid?" "Violent vs Nonviolent Protest") 7. Non-fiction annotation and close reading strategies. Each section has its own editable PPT lecture, with student notes and integrated student activities. At the conclusion of the unit the bundle includes structured worksheets to evaluate a contemporary debate issue, using new knowledge and skills.
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Literary Elements Analysis Bundle

Literary Elements Analysis Bundle

Common Core Aligned. CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW. This toolbox of resources contains everything needed to instruct students in basics of literary narrative devices and organize/analyze literary elements within a novel. PPT lectures with student notes make it easy to provide direct instruction. Graphic Organizers provide scaffolding to aid students in identifying and organizing literary elements found within a text. Bloom's Taxonomy based prompts provide critical thinking activities and progressive assessments for teacher evaluation. Purchased individually the cost would be $26.00. Purchase this bundle for incredible savings at $9.00. Included in this bundle: 1. Introduction to the Plot Chart (26 slides 11 pages) 2. Active Reading and Annotation Guidelines (8 slides 5 pages) 3. Setting Mood and Tone (24 slides 6 pages 4 videos) 4. Characterization (15 slides 8 pages) 5. Narrative Conflicts (12 slides 5 pages) 6. Symbols and Motifs (12 slides 6 pages) 7. Theme (14 slides 4 pages 3 videos) 8. Literary Devices Poster Pack (28 High Quality JPEG Posters) 9. The Hero's Journey (27 slides 13 pages) 10. Character Chapter Organizers (3 pages) 11. Character Instagram Activity (1 page) 12. Cause and Effect Mapping (1 page) 13. Character Letter Activity (1 page)
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Antigone Introduction to Greek Drama Activities

Antigone Introduction to Greek Drama Activities

Antigone is considered one of the great Greek tragedies. Before diving into the play use these engaging activites to introduct students to the origins of Greek Tragedy and the narrative of the Oedipus Myth/Legend. Videos, PPT Lectures, Student Notes are all included. This lesson is part of our complete Antigone Unit. This lesson plan includes: Student Notes Student Worksheets and Exercises PPT Lectures Total Pages: 20 slides 9 pages
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Argument Analysis Unit

Argument Analysis Unit

This common core aligned unit focuses on analyzing the fundamentals of argument and persuasion. This bundle is designed with PPT lectures, student notes, and engaging activities to help you instruct your students in concepts such as premise vs. conclusions, persuasive appeals (ethos, pathos, logos), inductive vs deductive reasoning, valid vs. sound, evaluating evidence, viewpoint, bias, the rhetorical situation, mood vs. tone, etc. Up to 2 weeks of material and instruction. Save up to 50% over purchasing each lesson individually. This bundle includes: 1. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation (17 pages 24 slides) Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject 2. Recognizing Viewpoint and Bias (14 pages 12 slides) Facts vs. Opinions, Loaded Words, Tone and Mood 3. Analyzing Rhetorical Appeals (17 pages 12 slides) Ethos, Pathos, Logos 4. Elements and Structure of Arguments (11 pages 16 slides) Premise vs. Conclusion, Inductive vs. Deductive, Valid vs. Sound 5. Analysis of Propaganda and Fallacies (11 pages 20 slides) 6. Engaging Topics and Arguments for Evaluation (17 pages) Analysis notes and worksheets. ("Legalization of Marijuana" and "Do Aliens Exist?" "Would a Zombie Apocalypse be a Serious Threat?" "Should College Athletes be Paid?" "Violent vs Nonviolent Protest") 7. Non-fiction annotation and close reading strategies. Each section has its own editable PPT lecture, with student notes and integrated student activities. At the conclusion of the unit the bundle includes structured worksheets to evaluate a contemporary debate issue, using new knowledge and skills.
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Non-Fiction Close Reading Vampires

Non-Fiction Close Reading Vampires

Getting students to read informational text can be trying, but analyzing the trending vampire craze will spark their interest. The new Common Core State Standards place a greater emphasis on critical thinking and implementing expository and nonfiction texts into the English Language Arts curriculum. Understanding the basics of analyzing the rhetorical situation, mood and tone, and author's purpose and point of view are essential to understanding nonfiction texts. This 4-5 day unit teaches the fundamentals of analyzing informational text with the unique acrostic R.E.A.D.S Close “R.E.A.D” Recognize (purpose, tone, point of view) Evaluate (support) Analyze (rhetoric) Develop (questions and judgments) Summarize (the main idea of the text) This Unit Includes 1. Common Core Alignment 2. Student Notes and Handouts 3. Teacher "day by day" schedule 4. Articles for Analysis 5. Writing Task and Rubric 6. PPT lectures to facilitate student notes (54 slides)
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Conclusion Paragraph Writing Fundamentals

Conclusion Paragraph Writing Fundamentals

The conclusion paragraph is often overlooked and rushed, but a good conclusion is necessary to make you essay valuable to the reader. Using the "R.I.P." acronym (Restatement, Importance, Present Recommendations), this lesson provides a guided practice writing process, taking students through a step by step system to draft the conclusion paragraph. Using PPT direct lecture and guided exercises, students will master how to construct great conclusions that leave the reader challenged ready to act. Included with this lesson 1. TEACHER GUIDE: Full lesson plan 2. PPT LECTURE: ppt slides that coincide with student handouts 3. STUDENT NOTES AND HANDOUTS 4. GRAPHIC ORGANIZER 5. PEER REVIEW EXERCISE
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The Necklace Maupassant Short Story Symbols & Theme

The Necklace Maupassant Short Story Symbols & Theme

These short story lesson plans use The Necklace as the platform for developing student skills in literary analysis writing. Multiple activities provide guided instruction on how to write a literary analysis paragraph, with detailed lessons that teach students the fundamental literary elements of symbolism and theme. Each lesson provides systematic, facilitated writing exercises that address each element of analysis writing: analyzing a prompt, writing statements, deeply analyzing a text, using evidence, writing commentary and explanation, and writing conclusions. Unique acronyms help students remember how to approach each part of an essay. Each lesson includes PPT lectures, student notes, guided practice, and individual practice. To learn more about the unit, look at the detailed preview. This resource is part of our complete Short Story Bundle Short Story Literary Analysis Unit
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Halloween Descriptive Writing Activities (Figurative Language & Imagery)

Halloween Descriptive Writing Activities (Figurative Language & Imagery)

Fun and engaging Halloween descriptive writing activities. This engaging descriptive writing unit focuses on develop students’ use of the following descriptive writing techniques to develop mood and tone: figurative language (simile, metaphor, allusion, and hyperbole), visual imagery, auditory imagery, olfactory imagery, tactile imagery, gustatory imagery, indirect characterization, and connotative diction. Each activity includes PPT lectures, student notes, guided activities, independent practice, and graphic organizers for brainstorming and planning. This unit includes 1. Teacher's Guide 2. Common Core Standards Alignment 3. PPT Lectures (Mood, Tone, Imagery, Figurative Language, Indirect Characterization) 4. Student Notes (Mood, Tone, Imagery, Figurative Language, Indirect Characterization) 5. Guided Descriptive Writing Activities 6. Independent Descriptive Writing Activities 7. Descriptive Writing Graphic Organizers
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Halloween Short Story Unit: Monkey's Paw Masque of the Red Death

Halloween Short Story Unit: Monkey's Paw Masque of the Red Death

This Halloween Horror Short Story Unit includes the full text of 2 classic and creepy short stories that students will enjoy during the Halloween season: Masque of the Red Death and The Monkey's Paw. Learn about each packet in the descriptions below: MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH These short story lesson plans use Masque of the Red Death as the platform for developing student skills in literary analysis writing. Multiple activities provide guided instruction on how to write a literary analysis paragraph, with detailed lessons that teach students the fundamental literary elements of characterization and narrative setting. Each lesson provides systematic, facilitated writing exercises that address each element of analysis writing: analyzing a prompt, writing statements, deeply analyzing a text, using evidence, writing commentary and explanation, and writing conclusions. Unique acronyms help students remember how to approach each part of an essay. Each lesson includes PPT lectures, student notes, guided practice, and individual practice. THE MONKEY'S PAW These short story lesson plans use The Monkey's Paw as the platform for developing student skills in literary analysis writing. Multiple activities provide guided instruction on how to write a literary analysis paragraph, with detailed lessons that teach students the fundamental literary elements of foreshadowing and irony. Each lesson provides systematic, facilitated writing exercises that address each element of analysis writing: analyzing a prompt, writing statements, deeply analyzing a text, using evidence, writing commentary and explanation, and writing conclusions. Unique acronyms help students remember how to approach each part of an essay. Each lesson includes PPT lectures, student notes, guided practice, and individual practice. To learn more about the unit, look at the detailed preview. This resource includes: PPT Lectures Literary Element Student Notes Body Paragraph Literary Analysis Writing Exercises Introduction Paragraph Exercises Conclusion Paragraphs Graphic Organizers Sample Paragraphs Literary Analysis Annotation Guidelines PPT and Notes. Three different options for chapter organizer worksheets Full Text and Analysis Questions for "Masque of the Red Death" Full Text and Analysis Questions for "The Monkey's Paw"
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Antigone Scene 1 Creon's Speech & 3 Analysis Activities

Antigone Scene 1 Creon's Speech & 3 Analysis Activities

Antigone is considered one of the great Greek tragedies. LOOK AT THE PREVIEW. This lesson plan offers variety of different activities to develop a deep analysis of Scene 1 of this great play. PPT lecture, student notes, and facilitated exercises guide students through an analysis of the characterization of Creon, a deep rhetorical analysis of Creon's speech, and a graphic organizer for tracking the development of the tragic hero's path. This lesson is part of our Antigone Unit This lesson plan includes: PPT Lectures Student Notes Student Worksheets and Exercises Analytical Writing Tasks Teacher Answers and Resources Total Pages 46 slides 24
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Argument Analysis Rhetorical Appeals Ethos, Pathos, Logos

Argument Analysis Rhetorical Appeals Ethos, Pathos, Logos

Critical analysis of texts is a strong focus of the CCSS. This lesson is designed with PPT lectures, student notes, and engaging activities to help you instruct your students to better understand and evaluate the fundamentals of arguments and persuasive techniques. This lesson focuses on identifying and analyzing the use of rhetorical appeals: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. This lesson is part of a larger bundle. Save 50% on the comprehensive "Evaluating Arguments and Persuasion" bundle This Lesson Includes: -Teacher's Guide -Common Core Alignment -PPT Lecture -Student Notes -Engaging Activities -Close Reading Activities Each section has its own editable PPT lecture, with student notes and integrated student activities. At the conclusion of the unit the bundle includes structured worksheets to evaluate a contemporary debate issue, using new knowledge and skills.
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Lord of the Flies Symbols

Lord of the Flies Symbols

Common Core Aligned. CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW. This detailed collection of resources is designed to help facilitate student understanding of the development of symbols and motifs within Lord of the Flies. Active Listening Exercises and a PPT slide lecture instruct a students with the knowledge of motifs vs. symbols in literature. Students then use the graphic organizer to track the development of motifs and symbols within the novel. Completed organizers (including analysis and quotes from the text) are provided as a teacher resource. Students complete the exercise by using the provided writing templates to complete their own symbol analysis paragraphs. Novel excerpts are provided for student close reading and symbol analysis.
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Introduction Paragraphs Essay Writing Fundamentals

Introduction Paragraphs Essay Writing Fundamentals

The introduction paragraph is "ACT ONE" of a student's paper and needs to by dynamic, engaging, and build toward a strong thesis. Using the "A.C.T." acronym (Attention Grabber, Context, Thesis), this lesson provides a guided practice writing process, taking students through a step by step system to draft an introduction paragraph. Students begin by analyzing the rhetorical situation outlined within the prompt, and construct thesis a statement that is on topic and on task. Using this thesis as the basis of the paragraph, students participate in guided exercises to develop context for the audience and engaging attention grabbers. Finally using graphic organizers, students put all the pieces together to complete their "ACT ONE" introductions. Included with this lesson 1. TEACHER GUIDE: Full lesson plan 2. PPT LECTURE: ppt slides that coincide with student handouts 3. STUDENT NOTES AND HANDOUTS 4. GRAPHIC ORGANIZER 5. ANSWER SHEET: 6. PEER REVIEW EXERCISE
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Hunger Games Theme Analysis Writing Lessons

Hunger Games Theme Analysis Writing Lessons

These Hunger Games lessons focus on developing student skills in literary analysis of the themes within the text. Each lesson provides guided worksheets and systematic, facilitated writing exercises that address each element of essay writing: analyzing a prompt, writing thesis statements, writing introductions, deeply analyzing a text, using evidence, writing commentary and explanation, and writing conclusions. Unique acronyms help students remember how to approach each part of an essay. Each lesson includes PPT lectures, student notes, guided practice, and individual practice. This resource includes: 1 PPT Lectures 2 Literary Theme Student Notes 3 Body Paragraph Literary Analysis Writing Exercises 4 Graphic Organizers 5 Sample Paragraphs 6 Literary Analysis Annotation Guidelines PPT and Notes. 7 Graphic Organizers 8 Novel Excerpts 9 Detailed Teacher Resources
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Body PEEL Paragraphs Essay Writing Fundamentals

Body PEEL Paragraphs Essay Writing Fundamentals

If the introduction paragraph is the "compass" that provides the orientation, direction, and purpose of your essay; then the body paragraphs are the map that shows you how to get there. This lesson takes students through a guided lecture and exercises that instruct them how to use PEEL (Point, Evidence, Explanation, Link) to and transitions to construct a body paragraph. The lesson includes student notes that integrate with guided exercises and independant practice.
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Black History Month Barak Obama Inaugural Address Close Reading Unit

Black History Month Barak Obama Inaugural Address Close Reading Unit

Barak Obama’s election as the first black president represented a long awaited shift in American culture. His 1st inaugural speech was anticipated by generations of proud Americans. His use of rhetoric and figurative language offers students a great opportunity to understand the basics of analyzing the rhetorical situation, mood and tone, rhetorical appeals, author's purpose, and point of view. This 4-5 day unit teaches the fundamentals of analyzing informational text with the unique acrostic "R.E.A.D.S" Close “R.E.A.D.S” Recognize (purpose, tone, point of view) Evaluate (support) Analyze (rhetoric) Develop (questions and judgments) Summarize (the main idea of the text) This Unit Includes 1. Common Core Alignment 2. Student Notes and Handouts 3. Teacher "day by day" schedule 4. Speech for Analysis 5. Writing Task and Rubric 6. PPT lectures to facilitate student notes (54 slides)
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Nonfiction Close Reading "Great Speeches

Nonfiction Close Reading "Great Speeches

Common Core Aligned. General Mac Arthur's Duty Honor Country speech provides an engaging resource for students to analyze an author's use of figurative language, analyzing the rhetorical situation, mood and tone, rhetorical appeals, author's purpose, and point of view. This 4-5 day unit teaches the fundamentals of analyzing informational text with the unique acrostic "R.E.A.D.S" Close “R.E.A.D.S” Recognize (purpose, tone, point of view) Evaluate (support) Analyze (rhetoric) Develop (questions and judgments) Summarize (the main idea of the text) This Unit Includes 1. Common Core Alignment 2. Student Notes and Handouts 3. Teacher "day by day" schedule 4. Text for Analysis 5. Writing Task and Rubric 6. PPT lectures to facilitate student notes (54 slides)
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Close Reading Nonfiction "Great Speeches" Winston Churchill

Close Reading Nonfiction "Great Speeches" Winston Churchill

Common Core Aligned. Winston Churchill's Blood Toil and Tears speech provides an engaging resource for students to analyze an author's use of figurative language, analyzing the rhetorical situation, mood and tone, rhetorical appeals, author's purpose, and point of view. This 4-5 day unit teaches the fundamentals of analyzing informational text with the unique acrostic "R.E.A.D.S" Close “R.E.A.D.S” Recognize (purpose, tone, point of view) Evaluate (support) Analyze (rhetoric) Develop (questions and judgments) Summarize (the main idea of the text) This Unit Includes 1. Common Core Alignment 2. Student Notes and Handouts 3. Teacher "day by day" schedule 4. Text for Analysis 5. Writing Task and Rubric 6. PPT lectures to facilitate student notes (54 slides)
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Lord of the Flies Character Analysis Characterization Exercises

Lord of the Flies Character Analysis Characterization Exercises

The characterization of each character in Lord of the Flies is a central part of the message of the novel. This bundle of notes, organizers, and activities focus on developing active reading skills for analyzing the characterization of the main characters within the story. Graphic organizers are provided for students to record the author's use of characterization within the text. Sample analysis paragraphs and templates provide scaffolding for students to write their own character analysis paragraphs.
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Lord of the Flies Mood of the Island Setting (Connotation Imagery)

Lord of the Flies Mood of the Island Setting (Connotation Imagery)

Lord of the Flies Understanding the basics of an author's use of diction (denotation vs connotation), imagery, figurative language, and syntax; is essential for analyzing the tone and mood of a text. This multi-faceted lesson plan integrates listening skills, reading strategies, and writing skills, as students analyze each of these elements to determine the tone an mood of the setting in the novel.
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Essay Writing Using Transitions

Essay Writing Using Transitions

This writing resource provides interactive activities to instruct students on how to develop transitions within their essay. Student notes and PPT lectures are provided.
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Antigone Scene 5 & Exodus Symbolism Cause & Effect

Antigone Scene 5 & Exodus Symbolism Cause & Effect

Antigone is considered one of the great Greek tragedies. This lesson plan offers a variety of different activities to develop a deep analysis of Scene 5 and the Exodus of this great play. PPT lecture, student notes, and facilitated exercises guide students through: 1) Analysis of Teiresias' use of symbolism 2) Creon's tragic flaw of hubris 3) Cause and effect mapping of climatic events within the play 4) Hypothetical Predictions (write a sequel to Antigone) This lesson is part of our Antigone Unit This lesson plan includes: PPT Lectures Student Notes Student Worksheets and Exercises Total Pages 7 slides 11 pages
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