Teach Argument with COVID-19 Rhetoric

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Teach Argument with COVID-19 Rhetoric

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The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a steady stream of rhetoric from political figures, government agencies, news media, corporations, scientists, and more.  Many of the messages shared by these speakers and organizations have been criticized for having malicious or unethical motives, but a careful rhetorical analysis of any COVID-19 related argument is likely to reveal each speaker’s true intention, overarching purpose, and strategic approach (e.g. rhetorical devices and purposeful choice) for achieving specific outcomes.

This lesson bundle prompts students to analyze, unpack, and synthesize a wide variety of COVID-19 related arguments, making for an especially timely, authentic, and engaging learning opportunity that couldn’t be more perfect for teaching argument.  (For more details on exactly what’s included in this bundle, see below!)

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Lesson Description

Wondering exactly what this bundle contains?  Look no further!  This lesson includes:

  • An open-ended analytical task that prompts students to select from fifteen impactful pieces of COVID-19 rhetoric from the onset of the pandemic, e.g. President Trump, Dr. Fauci, the WHO, international leaders, and more.  (This is a flexible task that can be assigned as a homework assignment, as a group presentation, or as a full out analytical essay!)
  • A guided rhetorical analysis organizer to scaffold students’ process of unpacking COVID-19 related arguments.
  • An open-ended visual analysis that prompts students to unpack images from COVID-19 related protests in the United States.
  • An open-ended analytical task that prompts students to analyze the corporate rhetoric of COVID-19 across commercials published by some of the world’s most influential companies.
  • A graphic organizer to scaffold students’ process of engaging in close reading and intertextual analysis of the aforementioned COVID-19 era commercials.

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Lesson Features

Grade 8 - 12; purposefully acalable in terms of rigor and expectations for composition
Focus Rhetorical analysis, Comparative analysis, Close reading, Visual analysis, Synthesis

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