Unit 1: Understanding RhetoricLT: I can define rhetoric and attempt to use rhetoric in order to sell a product.LT: I can define rhetorical situation and it’s elements, as well as identify them in a text/speech.LT: I can define Aristotle’s rhetorical appeals and identify examples of them in advertising.LT: I can identify the tone of a speech by analyzing the author's use of diction, figurative language, imagery and syntax.LT: I can identify analogies in a text, as well as discern the comparisons made and to what effect.
LT: I can identify allusions in a text.LT: I can work with a partner to perform a rhetorical analysis on a speech of our choice and format my findings into a presentation that highlights and evaluates the rhetorical techniques identified.Unit 2: Writing Arguments & Website CredibilityLT: I can analyze an argument in order to identify the elements of the Toulmin Model.
LT: I can support my interpretation of evidence with a warrant.LT: I can write an argument using the toulmin model.
LT: I can use the elements of RADCAB to determine the credibility of each of my sources.
LT: I can search for a variety of relevant evidence to support my thesis.LT: I can write a thesis statement that is narrow, provides scope and is arguable.
LT: I can write an effective introduction to an argumentative essay.LT: I can format my essay in MLA and use MLA in-text citations to credit sources.LT: I can edit and revise my essay to fix common errors made in an argumentative essay, as well as to add sentence variety and style to my writing.LT: I can edit and revise my essay to fix common errors made in an argumentative essay, as well as to add sentence variety and style to my writing.Unit 3: Media Bias Research
LT: I can define the different types of media bias.LT: I can analyze various sources and how they portray the same issue in order to understand it from different perspectives, as well as to identify bias.LT: I can analyze various sources and how they portray the same issue in order to understand it from different perspectives, as well as to identify bias.