Core 1:

  1. Share-on: Share your 3 quotation rich examples of persuasion with one other person. Have your partner pick your best example and tell you why it is the best one.
  2. Revise a few examples with the document camera (revise yours along with the group).
  3. When you already have a powerful thesis (what you want to prove) and great examples to back it up including quotations, what else is there?
  4. What is revision in persuasion?
    • Why did the founding fathers make the changes that they did?
    • How has their persuasion benefited society?
      • How do you give that kind of importance to your own writing about a book.
  5. Extensions:
    • Come in tomorrow with your thesis on your blog, ready to be worked into an entire piece of persuasive writing.

Core 2:

  1. Quiz-on: Why did the author print out exactly who had had Cassie’s book before she got it? What is the significance of this information?
    • How does this picture make you feel?
    • What is different about the way you get to school and the way Cassie gets to school?
  2. From what you know of Cassie, draw her in her ideal environment.
  3. Extensions:
    • Start reading Chapter 2 (Due Friday)

Core 3:

  1. Write-on: In your opinion, which is more life-changing: love or hate?
  2. Read through Act I, Scene III.
    • How does the relationship between Bassanio and Antonio develop?
    • What is our first impression of Shylock?
    • In terms of the value of a human life, draw out how you believe Shakespeare would weigh out his characters.
  3. Extensions:
    • Due Thursday: Write out what you believe the boundaries of Shylock’s life are?

Core 4:

  1. Perform-on:
    • Perform four speeches (see the previous speeches at the bottom of this post).
  2. Grapple with Persuasion and Change notes from your books.
    • From all of your notes, how did you character grow?
    • From all of your notes, what were the heaviest influences on your character (pieces of persuasion)?
    • From all of your notes, what is the one generalization that you could make about your character, the author, or you as a reader.
  3. Extensions:
    • Comment on one of the speeches through this post.


  1. heaven12321

    I am commenting on the Fast food speech by Manas. I really liked your speech and I thought that it was really funny. It had really funny and powerful lines. But I think that if you didn’t laugh it would have been a LOT more powerful. But overall, I think you did a great job on this speech!

  2. chickwithbrains

    I really noticed all of the detail and visions that were painted in my head in “Save The Beautiful Places.” Not only did the reader/writer just say “rainforest” they said ” lucious canopies and always green plants.” All of the detail added feeling and created a vision in your head, that’s what made this speech so powerful.

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