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During our last two weeks of LP 4, we continued our unit on persuasive and argumentative writing.
Students finished sharing their Advertisement Projects. We then explored the concepts of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos further, partly through the example of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail." This assignment is attached below.
Next, in preparation for writing arguments, students completed a Detective Activity titled, "Slip or Trip." This activity required students to collect evidence and draw conclusions from the evidence. In a similar form, students will be collecting research and drawing conclusions from the research for their argumentative essays. The detective activity is attached below. The "written report" portion of the assignment was submitted for a grade.
Lastly, we discussed other aspects of writing arguments, including counterargument, and I assigned an Argumentative Essay. The rough draft of this assignment is due on March 8th, our first day back after Meeting Week. The assignment packet is attached below.
This week, we continued studying persuasion, and students continued working on their Advertising Projects.
On Wednesday: We began with a quickwrite. Then we studied the methods of persuasion used by advertisers and businesses in further detail. We viewed the following video and defined and discussed the ideas using the handout attached below:
After the video, we discussed the importance of remaining ethical when persuading.
On Friday: Students presented their Advertising Projects. If you did not present on Friday, you will be presenting next Wednesday.
After Friday's presentations, I gave an introduction to the concepts of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. The homework on this topic is attached below.
This week, students began working on the "English through Advertising" project. This project is an introduction to our unit on persuasive and argumentative writing. The project consists of inventing a product, writing up a marketing proposal for that product, and creating an advertisement for the product.
We began by viewing advertisements and analyzing the emotionally-focused methods of persuasion used in an advertising.
We then watched clips of the show "Shark Tank" to gain an understanding of the ways in which new and innovative products are pitched to investors. This will help in the "written marketing proposal" portion of the assignment.
The homework from this week is to work on the different pieces of this project. All portions of the project will be due on 2/10.
The project packet is attached below.