Learning Expectations for Unit 3
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Take a Stand
Unit 3 - Take a Stand
The writer seeks to persuade audiences to accept a particular position on a controversial issue. The writer describes the problem, proposes a solution, and provides justification.
Rhetoric - the art of using words effectively in reading and/or writingAlso, persuasive writing technique to persuade audiences by affecting emotions, connecting to a character, or providing reasons.
personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives: Students should be prompted to understand the influence of family, friends, activities, education, religion, gender, age, place, settlement patterns, immigration, economic factors, and political events (local and beyond); to understand that authors write from a perspective influenced by such factors; and to understand the relationship between text and context.
reliability: Students should be prompted to consider the credibility of the source’s voice, whether it is a primary or secondary source, and the trustworthiness and authority of the source.
Short Story Elements
literary elements: characterization, narrative structures, setting, tone, atmosphere, plot structure
how literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning: for example, metaphor brings a fresh perspective to the common; irony can add social critique to an argument; allusion suggests connections between diverse elements; form often reflects function; diction influences emotion, persuasiveness, and meaning
presentation techniques: Any presentation (in written, oral, or digital form) should reflect an appropriate choice of medium for the purpose and the audience, and demonstrate thought and care in organization.
multi-paragraphing: developing multi-paragraph compositions that are characterized by unity, development, and coherence
writing processes: may include revising, editing, considering audience
rhetorical devices: figurative language, parallelism, repetition, irony, humour, exaggeration, emotional language, logic, direct address, rhetorical questions, and allusion
refine texts: using techniques such as adjusting diction and form according to audience needs and preferences, using verbs effectively, using repetition and substitution for effect, using active instead of passive voice, maintaining parallelism, adding modifiers, replacing be verbs with stronger verbs, varying sentence types, using precise diction, eliminating wordiness