This unit closely examines how social change affects society and when these changes are beneficial or disadvantageous. You will explore various argumentative texts in order to analyze how writers use persuasive and argumentative techniques. You will demonstrate your understanding of style, diction, and tone to develop your own argument.
Quarter Reading Materials:
- Article: Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
Quarter Writing Assignments:
- Persuasive Essay
- Short-Response Questions
- Blog Posts
Here are a few essential questions we'll consider this quarter:
- How does social change affect people?
- What are logical fallacies, and how do they impact persuasive writing?
- What elements comprise a persuasive essay?
- How do tone, diction, and style impact persuasive writing?
- Standard 1: Oral Expression & Listening Prepared Graduates: Deliver organized and effective oral presentations for diverse audiences and varied purposes. Demonstrate skill in inferential and evaluative listening.
- Standard 2: Reading for All Purposes Prepared Graduate Competency: Engage in a wide range of nonfiction and real-life reading experiences to solve problems, judge the quality of ideas, or complete daily tasks. Interpret how the structure of written English contributes to the pronunciation and meaning of complex vocabulary.
- Standard 3: Writing & Composition Prepared Graduate Competency: Master the techniques of effective informational, literary, and persuasive writing. Apply standard English conventions to effectively communicate with written language.
- Standard 4: Research & Reasoning Prepared Graduate Competency: Demonstrate the use of a range of strategies, research techniques, and persistence when engaging with difficult texts or examining complex problems or issues.