So You Think You Can Argue?

A lesson plan that includes a PowerPoint and handouts for teaching effective persuasion. The PowerPoint is colorful and engaging.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3002.3.1
Write in a variety of modes for different audiences and purposes.
CLE 3003.3.1
Write in a variety of modes, with particular emphasis on persuasion, for different purposes and audiences.
CLE 3003.5.4
Analyze the logical features of an argument.
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Learning objectives: 

The student will use a guided notetaking worksheet to:

  • Define argument, counterargument, and supporting argument.
  • Identify supportng arguments for a main argument.
  • Distinguish between types of arguments.
  • Discuss hypothetical situations where persuasive writing skills are useful.