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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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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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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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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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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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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Antigone Scene 4 Mythology Allusions Hubris

Antigone Scene 4 Mythology Allusions Hubris

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 4 of this great play. PPT lecture, student notes, and facilitated exercises guide students through: 1) Analysis of Antigone's use of Allusions to Greek Mythology 2) Analysis of Hubris in Greek Tragedy (Antigone) 3) Tragic Hero's Path Graphic Organizer/Analysis This lesson is part of our Antigone Unit This lesson plan includes: PPT Lectures Student Notes Student Worksheets and Exercises Analytical Writing Tasks Total Pages 10 slides 10 pages
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Hunger Games Close Reading Activities Mood and Tone

Hunger Games Close Reading Activities Mood and Tone

These Hunger Games lessons focus on the author's use of mood and tone to develop the settings in the novel. PPT lectures and notes guide students in an understanding of diction, figurative language, connotation, and imagery. Notes and PPT provide strategies for annotation strategies for literary analysis. The resource provides 6 different excerpts from the novel, formatted for student annotations, along with graphic organizers to guide student analysis. Great resource to facilitate close reading of specific texts within The Hunger Games. This resource is part of our Hunger Games Unit and Close Reading Bundle This resource includes: 1 Literary Analysis Annoation PPT Lectures 2 Annotation Notes and Examples 2 Literary Elements Student Notes 3 Formatted Close Reading Passages from the Novel 4 Graphic Organizers Total Pages 8 slides 16
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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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Antigone Prologue Foil Character and Rhetorical Appeals

Antigone Prologue Foil Character and Rhetorical Appeals

Antigone is considered one of the great Greek tragedies. This lesson plan provides a 3 dimensional approach toward analyzing the prologue fo this great play. PPT lecture, student notes, and facilitated exercises guide students through an analysis of characterization and use of foil characters, identifying the elements of the rhetorical situation present in the prologue, and an analysis of Antigone's use of rhetorical appeals in her conversation with Ismsene. This lesson is part of our Antigone Unit This lesson plan includes: PPT Lectures Student Notes Student Worksheets and Exercises 3 Different Writing Tasks Total Pages 39 slides 15
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Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream Close Read Rhetorical Analysis

Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream Close Read Rhetorical Analysis

Great short unit for Martin Luther King Jr. Day or Black History Month. COMMON CORE ALIGNED: This lesson involves direct instruction, engaging supporting videos, guided rhetorical analysis practice exercises, and a structured rhetorical analysis close reading of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech. After direct instruction, students will work alone or in groups to analyze MLK's speech for use of ethos, pathos, logos, and literary devices. Lesson includes 1. Teacher Lesson Plan 2. PPT Facilitated Lecture 3. Student Notes and Exercises 4. Structured Close Read 5. Prompt for Analysis Paragraph 6. Active Listening Exercise 7. Teacher Answer Sheet providing correct response for rhetorical anlysis Lesson Plan: CCSS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.5 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.6 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.9 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2.A CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2.B CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2.D ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: 1. What are the elements of Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle 2. What are elements of a rhetorical situation? (SOAPS) 3. How do rhetorical appeals and devices further a text’s purpose ACADEMIC OBJECTIVES (All Students Will Be Able To): 1. Memorize the elements of the rhetorical situation 2. Identify the elements of the rhetorical situation of "I Have A Dream" 3. Identify and analyze the use of rhetorical appeals within “I Have A Dream” DIRECT INSTRUCTION AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:  DIRECT INSTRUCTION  Definition of Rhetoric and Analysis  Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle  Rhetorical/Literary Devices  STUDENTS COMPLETE CLOSE READ EXERCISE  Either as one exercise or in sections followed by class discussion  TEACHER FACILITATED DISCUSSION  Discuss students’ responses for each section of the close read FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: 1. Student close read worksheet and class discussion. 2. Student paragraphs Total Pages 40 slides 28 pages
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Antigone Sophocles Greek Tragedy Parodos Odes Imagery Figurative Lang. Allusion

Antigone Sophocles Greek Tragedy Parodos Odes Imagery Figurative Lang. Allusion

Antigone is considered one of the great Greek tragedies. LOOK AT THE PREVIEW. These close reading exercises allow students to examine Sophocles' use of tone, mood, allusion, imagery and figurative language. This packet includes the Parodos, Odes 1-4 and the Paen. This lesson plan is part of our Antigone Unit. This lesson plan includes: Student Notes Student Worksheets and Exercises Analytical Writing Task Total Pages: 27
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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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Hunger Games Activities Bundle

Hunger Games Activities Bundle

This Hunger Games Activities Bundle has over 20 different activities, including chapter questions and vocabulary exercises, to supplement your teaching of The Hunger Games. Students love these fun, interactive activities that challenge their critical thinking skills, such as compare and contrast, cause and effect, character analysis, analyzing symbols, narrative conflict, and plot analysis. This resource is part of our Hunger Games Unit This Activities Bundle Includes: 1. Tribute gift activities 2. Character interview project 3. Character Instagram game/activities 4. Chapter Selfie graphic organizer 5. Detailed chapter analysis worksheets 6. Cause and effect diagrams 7. Character letter to themselves activity 8. District symbols analysis activity 9. Create a symbol activity 10. Compare contrast The Hunger Games to Gladiator Games 11. Over 80 analysis questions organized by chapter 12. Vocabulary terms and activities in context from the novel Total Pages 50
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Antigone Scene 3 Tone Hubris Similes Analogies

Antigone Scene 3 Tone Hubris Similes Analogies

Antigone is considered one of the great Greek tragedies. LOOK AT THE PREVIEW. This lesson plan offers a variety of different activities to develop a deep analysis of Scene 3 of this great play. PPT lecture, student notes, and facilitated exercises guide students through: 1) Analysis speaker's tone (Haimon vs Creon) 2) Analysis of Hubris in Greek Tragedy (Creon) 3) Understanding Similes and Metaphors as building blocks for Analogies 4) Tragic Hero's Path Graphic Organizer/Analysis 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 35 slides 20 pages
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Purpose, Point of View, Bias Nonfiction Close Reading

Purpose, Point of View, Bias Nonfiction Close Reading

The new Common Core State Standards place a greater emphasis on critical thinking and implementing nonfiction into the English Language Arts curriculum. Understanding the basics of an author's use of internal text structures, loaded words/language, and facts vs. opinions; is essential for analyzing the purpose, bias and point of view 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 purpose and bias of a variety of texts. INCLUDED WITH THIS PACKET CCSS Alignment Videos and Active Listening Exercises/Worksheets PPT tools authors use to develop purpose and point of view Purpose and Viewpoint Student’s Notes Guided Practice Worksheets Independent Practice Worksheets Independent Purpose and Bias Exercises
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