In today's class, we went over student responses to the article on distracted driving (handed out last class). This discussion focused on the author's use of the rhetorical devices of ethos, pathos, and logos.
Next, I handed out a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail." We discussed the historical context of this letter. Then, students worked in groups to annotate King's use of ethos, pathos, and logos in the course of his argument. Here is a copy of the text we read and annotated:
Then, I introduced the homework assignment. This assignment consists of an article and an argumentative response involving the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. I have attached the article below. The assignment instructions are on the last page. This assignment is due one week from the date assigned.
Chris Trompas - English teacher at the Learning Choice Academy in Chula Vista and La Mesa, CA.