Standard 2: Reading Informational Text

General Information
Number: ELA.10.R.2
Title: Reading Informational Text
Type: Standard
Subject: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 10
Strand: Reading

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Access Points

ELA.10.R.2.AP.1
Describe the impact of multiple text structures.
ELA.10.R.2.AP.2
Explain the central idea(s) of historical American speeches and essays.
ELA.10.R.2.AP.3
Explain the author’s choices in establishing and achieving purpose(s) in historical American speeches and essays.
ELA.10.R.2.AP.4a
Compare the development of two opposing arguments on the same topic evaluating the effectiveness and validity of the claims.
ELA.10.R.2.AP.4b
Compare how the authors use the same information to achieve different arguments.

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Teaching Idea

High School Source Analysis: Rhetorical Appeals in the Declaration of Independence:

In this activity, designed for students in the debate classroom, students will use prior knowledge on ethos, logos, and pathos to analyze the grievances in the Declaration of Independence and classify the rhetorical appeals in each.

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