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

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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