Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Day 54 (3/22): Argument Essay Exemplar Analysis

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Warm Up:
Voice Lessons: Syntax Lesson #2

ELAGSE11-12RI5 Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
ELAGSE11-12RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
ELAGSE11-12W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

Essential Questions:
  1. What are the qualities of an effective AP Argument Essay?
  2. How can peer revision help make me a stronger writer?
  • Review Argument Rubric and AP Rubric
  • AP Exemplar Analysis (30 minutes)
    • Go to Assigned Group
    • Read Exemplar Essays individually
    • Assign Marks to Exemplar Essays
    • Discuss Marks and reasoning within group
  • Student Essay Blind Marking (60 Minutes)
    • Read each student essay individually
    • Using the CORRECTED Marks for your Exemplar Essays, give each essay a Predicted Mark
    • Discuss Marks and reasoning within Group, attempt to reach consensus
    • Write a brief Global Comment on each essay (identify at least one overall strength and one weakness)

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