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Lesson 30: Analyzing tone, point of view, and argument in an informational text

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Students read “I Am Very Real” by Kurt Vonnegut in collaborative groups using the textual analysis protocol and making connections to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Students analyze Vonnegut’s argument by assessing claims, evidence, reasoning, and counterclaims which helps to prepare them to write claims, evidence, and reasoning paragraphs on their own for the Cumulative Writing Task in this unit. This lesson also closely relates to the theme of censorship in Fahrenheit 451.