Hello, folks. Welcome to my Weebly post. This coming week we will be working with persuasive texts. By the week's end students will have an assessment on their ability to identify an author's argument, the ways in which they support their argument, and give examples of the rhetorical elements (ethos, logos, pathos) used. Students will also be answering text dependent questions on chapter one of How to Win Friends & Influence People.
There is a vocabulary list for kids to begin learning. It will be broken up into portions and assessed in various ways: some through their writing, some through a traditional vocabulary test. Essentially, students just need to be able to understand what the words mean/identify the definition of each word. It is a long list; therefore, it will not be assessed all at once. Here is the list: RHETORIC, PERSUASION, ETHOS, LOGOS, PATHOS, FUNDAMENTAL, UNTENABLE, DEBATE, OBJECTIVE, SUBJECTIVE, ANALOGY, CONNOTATION, TEMPERAMENT, MUTUAL, CONTRADICTION, FALLACY, IRONY, OXYMORON, THESIS, ANTITHESIS, PARADOX, LOGIC, ABSOLUTISM, RELATIVISM, IMPLY, INSINUATE.
**Next week, students will be working on composing their own persuasive essays.
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