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Ethics as a Form of Critical and Rhetorical Inquiry in the Writing Classroom
by Teresa Henning, Ph.D
|Grades||9 – 12|
What can improve students’ engagement in persuasive writing? A strong ethical dilemma and strategies for developing intelligent responses.
Henning, Teresa. “Ethics as a Form of Critical and Rhetorical Inquiry in the Writing Classroom.” English Journal 100(6): 34-40.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students analyze rhetorical strategies in online editorials, building knowledge of strategies and awareness of local and national issues. This lesson teaches students connections between subject, writer, and audience and how rhetorical strategies are used in everyday writing.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
In this lesson, students use focused prewriting strategies to explore content and ethical issues related to a persuasive assignment.
Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan
After students write persuasive essays, use this lesson to challenge them to summarize their essays concisely by creating five-slide presentations.