Monday - Review article from over the weekend in groups. What persuasive strategies were used in the article? What was the most convincing part of it? Where did it lose credibility? Share out as a class. Taking a close look at the demographics for each rhetorical device.
Tuesday - Read "Ten Timeless Persuasive Writing Techniques" article. Which do you think would be most effective? Transition to Patrick Henry's "Speech in the Virginia Convention." Questions in groups. Share out.
HW - Create short rebuttal speech.
Thursday - Looking at persuasive speeches. Revisit Jonathan Edwards's speech from earlier in the year. Analysis of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Group breakdown. Share out.
Friday - Brain dump of debate topics. Hand out on persuasive essay outline. Look at model essay. Assign essay topics. Students will also be given the opportunity of extra credit if they wish to debate their essay topics. Review debate format. Begin outlining.
Monday/Tuesday - Midterms. Good luck!
Wednesday - Today is a shortened class due to the half day. Review midterms exam. Look ahead to the next couple of weeks.
Thursday - Journal responses: what is persuasion? Where do you see it? What is your experience with persuasion? Review ethos, pathos, logos. Go through vocabulary words for this unit. Look at persuasive speech from textbook, if time.
Friday - Current events article rhetorical analysis. Is this a strong piece of persuasion? Why or why not? Come up with reasons why or why not. Students will cite instances of ethos, pathos, logos within the article.
Study/review for midterm. Review vocabulary words. Come see Mr. Fuller with any questions/concerns before the examination.
Monday - DO NOW: After learning about Poe's life and watching biography, what is the most interesting fact about Poe that you have learned from his life? Discuss. Looking at Poe's "Poetic Principle" and "The Philosophy or Composition." Note taking. Agree or disagree with Poe's way of assessing works? Pass out vocabulary words for quiz on Friday.
HW - Put "Annabel Lee" through Poe's "Poetic Principle." Does his own poem pass his own test? Answer in at least two full paragraphs.
Tuesday - Review HW for "Annabel Lee" and "Poetic Principle." Intro vocabulary and diction from "The Fall of the House of Usher." Model paraphrasing activity. Group work. How does the meaning, tone, and mood change when we paraphrase? Do you think Poe deliberately chose every word in his story? Exit slip.
HW - Put "The Fall of the House of Usher" through Poe's "Philosophy of Composition." Does the short story pass his own test? Answer in at least two paragraphs.
Thursday - Review HW from Tuesday night and discuss to begin class. Close look at the characterization Poe uses within the story. Comparing "The Haunted Palace" to Roderick Usher - could the story be classified as an allegory? Group question work for the poem. "Philosophy of Composition" discussion.
HW - Study for quiz on Poe's life, his works, and vocabulary during tomorrow's class.
Friday - Quiz!