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Unidad 12.5

See it My Way

6 Semanas

In this unit, the student examines aspects of the persuasive genre by reading about current and potentially controversial current and historical events. The student gives a speech and writes a letter to a newspaper editor, and uses other visual media to improve persuasive writing styles and change minds. The student reads and writes about issues that are important to him/her and to his/her community. This unit is a natural follow-up to Unit 12.4, as the student has the opportunity to read and write about current issues and relate them in a historical context.

  • Preguntas Esenciales (PE) y Comprensión Duradera (CD)
  • Objetivos de Transferencia (T) y Adquisición (A)
  • Los Estándares de Puerto Rico (PRCS)
PE1 What persuasive strategies do people use to influence their communities?
CD1 Persuasion has specific techniques and strategies to change people’s minds, influence ideas and inspire change.
PE2 How can an individual’s beliefs and actions impact a community?
CD2 Individuals’ beliefs and actions are influenced by background, culture, history, family, etc. and play an important role in their communities.
PE3 How is writing an effective tool for changing minds and influencing others?
CD3 The pen is mightier than the sword. ?

T1. The student will leave the class able to use his/her knowledge of the persuasive genre and its elements to better identify author’s point of view, express opinions, and influence change in the community. The student will read and write about current events using a variety of writing styles to express and present ideas with convincing and accurate English while also using figurative language and a variety of visual and social media.

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A1. Demonstrate comprehension of oral presentations and discussions on a variety of social, academic, college, and career topics by asking and answering questions that show thoughtful consideration and extension of the ideas or arguments.
A2. Synthesize, analyze, and debate information, justifying answers with details from texts and experiences.
A3. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether or not the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging. Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.
A4. Express, clarify, and defend viewpoints and opinions, by justifying arguments with support of the thesis statement and claims.

12.L.1a Demonstrate comprehension of oral presentations and discussions on a variety of social, academic, college, and career topics by asking and answering questions that show thoughtful consideration and extension of the ideas or arguments.
12.L.1b Follow turn-taking, asking/answering relevant questions and paraphrasing while affirming others, adding and relating information to prior knowledge, experience, texts, or real-world situations.
12.S.2b Synthesize, analyze, and debate information, justifying answers with details from texts and experiences.
12.S.5a Use idiomatic expressions correctly.+
12.S.5b Use techniques for overcoming cultural and linguistic barriers to communication.
12.S.6a Apply knowledge of direct/indirect quotations to strengthen oral presentations.+
12.R.10 Read and comprehend a variety of culturally diverse literature, including stories, dramas, poetry, and informational texts (e.g., history/social studies, science, and technical texts) of appropriate grade level.
12.R.3I Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.
12.R.5I Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
12.R.6I Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.
12.R.7I Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
12.W.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and sufficient evidence.
12.W.1a Express, clarify, and defend viewpoints and opinions, by justifying arguments with support of the thesis statement and claims.
12.W.5 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
12.LA.3f Apply knowledge of verbals (infinitive, participles, and gerunds used as adjectives and nouns) and modal auxiliaries (can, could, shall, should, will, would, must, have to, may, might, ought to).
12.LA.4b Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., conceive, conception, conceivable).
12.LA.4c Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauri), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word, parts of speech, spelling, origin, meaning, and usage.
12.LA.4d Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
12.LA.5b Analyze differences in the meaning of words with similar denotations and connotations.