Analyzing an Argument

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How do you read non-fiction, informational text?  How do you recognize the rhetorical devices a writer is using? How do you determine the tone of such a document? Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address provides a perfect vehicle for learners to develop and practice these necessary skills. The richly detailed resource packet provides everything you need, from the complete text of the speech to fill-in-the-blank sentence templates, from guided questions and graphic organizers to a writing assignment. A great way to prepare learners for challenging text and for document-based exams.

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Pros

  • Includes teaching suggestions, an answer key to discussion questions, and links to related lessons
  • Activities provide support for all learners
Cons

  • Consider re-formatting the speech template into two columns so that text-based questions appear opposite relevant portions of the speech