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Finding Common Ground: Using Logical, Audience-Specific Arguments

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Finding Common Ground: Using Logical, Audience-Specific Arguments

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time 50 minutes
Lesson Author

Susan Spangler

Susan Spangler

Fredonia, New York

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Persuasion Map

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

 

Venn Diagram

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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PRINTOUTS

"Finding Common Ground" Hypothetical Scenario

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PREPARATION

  • Rehearse, and if desired modify, the scenario, which you will read in class for the students, or run off copies of it so students can refer to it.

  • Have an overhead or board on which to write student responses.

  • Test the Venn Diagram and Persuasion Map tools on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

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