Summarizing and Responding to Texts Effectively
Sample Lesson Plans
SUMMARIZING THE TABOO (1-PAGE DOCX)
Designed by: Mary Stephens
Students will learn how to objectively report details without interjecting their personal opinion or bias.
PRIMARY COLORS: BREAKING DOWN ARGUMENTS (1-PAGE DOCX)
Designed by: Missy Wallace
This activity will break down an argumentative text into its component parts so that the students can easily visualize the layout of the argument.
Designed by: Randy Gonzales
This lesson seeks to point out the significance of a text's original context and to guide students into identifying ways that context signals meaning, audience, and purpose.
CONTROVERSY DAY/VIDEO ANALYSIS (2-page DOC)
Designed by: Kent Quaney
The objective of this lesson is to help the students identify the strategies of rhetoric/inductive logic, the pitfalls of logical fallacies, and the presence of bias. This will be achieved by having the students critically respond to video commentary on a current controversial topic.
Designed by: Allison Tharp
By asking students to persuade an audience before explaining the rhetorical situation, this activity proves that they know more about rhetoric than they think and use it on a daily basis.
TEAM TRIVIA (1-page DOC)
Designed by: Andrew Rhodes
This lesson helps students learn to tell the difference between rhetorical analysis and critical analysis by looking at many pieces of analysis and deciding if the analysis is rhetorical or critical.
Designed by: Christina Rothenbeck
This in-class activity will familiarize students with analysis of a text by helping them to discuss its audience, context, and what rhetorical appeals it makes.