Teach Argument With Thanksgiving-Inspired Texts!

This lesson bundle was thematically designed to engage students with rigorous and relevant texts to analyze, compare, and contrast — awesome for the Thanksgiving season!  This bundle focuses on three texts — the Mayflower Compact, Chief Powhatan’s Speech to John Smith, and Disney’s Pocahontas’s “Colors of the Wind.”  Perfect to deliver in a three day series leading up to Thanksgiving, as a thematic assignment to tackle over Thanksgiving break, or as a compelling text-set for any time of year.

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Lesson Features

Grades 8 - 12
Focus Rhetorical Analysis, Close Reading, Rhetorical Devices, Speaker's Purpose

Lesson Description

Wondering what you can expect in this lesson bundle?

  • A guided analysis of the Mayflower Compact’s rhetorical situation
  • Opportunities for students to analyze the Mayflower Compact with varying degrees of scaffolding
  • A line-by-line scaffolded analysis of the Mayflower Compact (spanning three pages)
  • A line-by-line scaffolded analysis of Chief Powhatan’s Speech to John Smith (spanning three pages)
  • A line-by-line scaffolded analysis of Disney’s Pocahontas’s “Colors of the Wind” (spanning four pages)
  • A compare-and-contrast based learning task that prompts students to analyze multiple texts for rhetorical devices, effectiveness, and purpose

Grab this awesome lesson bundle now for just $4.99 — or, join the TeachArgument Community now to gain instant access to ALL of our lessons, resources, and games!

 
 

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