I’m adding this EDSITEMENT site to the links on left-hand side of the blog.
Click here to see all the lesson plans, all including guiding questions (some “big ideas”) and designed with the standards in mind (sometimes even pairing/connecting informational text, paintings, literature, etc . .. ) When the page comes up, you can select the 9-12 box to filter for just those lesson plans that suit our grade levels.
I’m really excited about this one!! 🙂
Here’s a teaser:
We’re always talking about bringing what we do in the classroom to a real-world environment. There is a great opportunity for us to do this with the Argument unit and the New York Times, which is running a student contest: Student Contest: Write an Editorial on an Issue that Matters to You. Submissions are due March 17th.
Other argument resources from the New York Times’s Learning Network:
For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials
- While our argument assignments ask for an exploration of both sides, this lesson plan (complete with graphic organizers and a video on what makes a good editorial) might be good practice or a good stepping-stone on the way to the final argument paper. Great practice for evidence-based arguments!
Skills Practice: Persuading an Audience Using Logos, Pathos, and Ethos
- Includes an explanation of rhetorical devices and sample editorials that might interest students.
Skills Practice: Making Arguments Through Art
- Another way to let students think about, understand, and create arguments.
200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing
From Two Writing Teachers: Mentor Text Thursday: Editorials
You also have a variety of resources in two books in the book room: Everything’s an Argument and Models for Writers.
Do you have any great resources for argument? Feel free to leave links to them in the comment section to share!