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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

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Strategy Guides

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

For Argumentís Sake: Playing "Devilís Advocate" with Nonfiction Texts

Students learn how to play "devilís advocate" by evaluating sports reforms, reading an engaging non-fiction article, and participating in a town hall meeting in which they represent the interests of various stakeholders to generate debate and develop critical thinking skills.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

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.

 

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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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

ICED: The Key to Elaboration

Most students struggle when adding detail to their body paragraphs. This guide serves as a means of instruction and provides models for the students to master development.

 

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