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Lesson 3: The Art of Summarizing and Differentiating between Persuasion, Propaganda, and Argument

Lesson 3: The Art of Summarizing and Differentiating between Persuasion, Propaganda, and Argument

In this lesson, students will read about what makes an effective summary, revise their summaries from the previous day, and discuss the differences between persuasion, argument, and propaganda.

Additional Materials:

  • Rhetoric Text Access Document

  • A copy of They Say, I Say for each group

  • Differentiating between Argument, Persuasion, and Propaganda Handout  for each student

  • Argument-Persuasion GO (blank)

  • Argument-Persuasion GO (completed)

  • Revised summaries

  • Chart paper

  • Markers

  • Vocab Log (blank) (homework from previous lesson)

  • Vocab Log (completed)

  • Technology polling platform (such as Nearpod, Poll Everybody, or Socrative) OPTIONAL

  • Post-its