New Unit: Early American Literature: Rationalism & Understanding Persuasive Rhetoric Essential Questions: Is perfection possible? When is it time to rebel?


Writing Target: Produce effective and well organized essays for a range of purposes and audiences



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Writing Target: Produce effective and well organized essays for a range of purposes and audiences.

(7) Write full arguments about topics or texts, attending to purpose and audience: establish and support a claim, organize and cite supporting evidence, provide appropriate transitional strategies for coherence, and develop an appropriate conclusion.






The Autobiography and Sayings of Poor Richard by Benjamin Franklin (McDougal Littell 262-271)







Read “Persuasive Rhetoric” (McDougal Littell 222-223)

Take Cornell Notes

Short Essay: Is perfection worth striving for? Explain your position with evidence from Butler and Franklin (300 Words).

Be sure to include three persuasive techniques and three rhetorical devices.

Homework: Complete the first draft of the essay.








Computer Lab: revise, edit, and type the essay in MLA format.







The Speech to the Virginia Convention by Patrick Henry (McDougal Littell 224-230)

Close Reading Questions

SOAPSTone / Rhetorical Précis








The Speech to the Virginia Convention continued.

Types of Appeals



BCR

Watch the biography of Patrick Henry on biography.com. According to the documentary, what made Henry such a convincing speaker? How does speaking persuasively differ from writing persuasively?









Review the Butler/Franklin essays. What worked well? What needs improvement?







The Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson

  • Bubble Maps: Justified Rebellion/ Equality

  • Vocabulary and Close Reading Questions

  • SOAPSTone / Rhetorical Précis

  • BCR’s







Compare and Contrast The Speech to the Virginia Convention to The Declaration of Independence. Be sure to consider: rhetorical devices, appeals, speaker, occasion, audience, subject, purpose and tone.

  • Double-Bubble Map

  • Writing Response




50 Ways to Fix Your Life” by Carolyn Kleiner Butler




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