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If you’re looking for compelling ways to teach argument with popular culture, if you’re trying to integrate our rhetorical analysis of Taylor Swift’s music video into your instruction (embedded below), or if you’re simply looking for new and creative ways to increase rigor while truly engaging your students… you’ve come to the right place.
These lesson plans focus on teaching students to conduct a close reading for rhetorical analysis using Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” as a core text.
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|Close reading for rhetorical analysis; modeling argumentative thinking
|Middle and secondary (flexible: 8 through 12)