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Analyze an Author’s Argument with Atticus Finch’s Closing Arguments

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Teach students how to analyze an author’s arguments with Atticus Finch’s Closing Arguments!

Analyzing an author’s arguments can be challenging for students; however, this step-by-step method will make this skill clear and easy while creating an in-depth analysis! Everything to teach rhetoric, logical fallacies is included. Show your students how to analyze the rhetoric/fallacies/message/language of any author’s arguments through this iconic passage from To Kill a Mockingbird.

– PowerPoint and Google Presentation on rhetoric and logical fallacies
-PowerPoint Presentation and Google Presentation to introduce this step-by-step method
-Close reading passage of Atticus Finch’s closing arguments
– Analyzing rhetoric graphic organizer
– Reader response questions to further depth of analysis
– Separate logical fallacies PowerPoint and Google Presentation
– Separate Rhetoric PowerPoint and Google Presentation
– Note taking documents for both logical fallacies and rhetoric lessons
– Lesson plans
– Lesson plans on teaching close reading strategies with this closing argument
– Google Apps Links to Google Presentations and Organizer Google Documents
– Student sample analysis

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Also for teaching To Kill a Mockingbird:
20 Literary Analysis Questions for To Kill a Mockingbird!

Other Analyzing Rhetoric Lessons to Consider:
Analyzing Arguments with Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Ethos, Pathos, Logos- The Three Pillars of Persuasion
Logical Fallacies made Easy!
Rhetoric- Ethos/Pathos/Logos Bell Ringer Activities!
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