We tend to get very excited about all of our materials, but this one holds a special place in our hearts. In short, it encourages students to treat Twitter as a powerful medium by which anyone (including the president of the United States, including celebrities like Kanye West, including anyone on the street, including your students themselves) can pitch an argument with a deliberate audience, message, and purpose.
These materials provide a solid foundation for conducting a close reading, for digging into rhetorical analysis, and for synthesis writing in a relatively unexpected place. (You’re going to LOVE this.)
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|Lesson Focus||Rhetorical analysis of authentic texts; synthesizing authentic sources; close reading and critical consumption of popular media|
|Grade Level(s)||Secondary (flexible rigor, 7 - 12)|