Teaching Arguments

Rhetorical Comprehension, Critique, and Response

No matter where students' lives lead after graduation, one of the most essential tools we can teach them is how to comprehend, analyze, and respond to arguments. Students need to know how writers' and speakers' choices are shaped by elements of the rhetorical situation, including audience, occasion, and purpose. In Teaching Arguments, Jennifer Fletcher provides teachers with engaging classroom activities, writing prompts, graphic organizers, and student samples to help students at all levels read, write, listen, speak, and think rhetorically.

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No matter where students' lives lead after graduation, one of the most essential tools we can teach them is how to comprehend, analyze, and respond to arguments. Students need to know how writers' and speakers' choices are shaped by elements of the rhetorical situation, including audience, occasion, and purpose. In Teaching Arguments, Jennifer Fletcher provides teachers with engaging classroom activities, writing prompts, graphic organizers, and student samples to help students at al...read more

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Fletcher is an associate professor of English at California State University, Monterey Bay. Before joining the faculty at CSUMB, she taught high school English for more than ten years in southern California.

Table of Contents

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Contents
List of Prompts for Argument Essays and Nonfiction Readings
Foreword by Carol Jago
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Crossing the Threshold
Chapter 1: Starting with Open-Minded Inquiry
Chapter 2: From Comprehension to Critique
Chapter 3: Fostering a Deeper Understanding of the Occasion
Chapter 4: Fostering a Deeper Understanding of Audience
Chapter 5: Fostering a Deeper Understanding of Purpose
Chapter 6: Analyzing and Integrating Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
Chapter 7: Aristotle's Guide to Becoming a "Good" Student
Appendixes
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 9-12
Media: 288 pp/paper
Year: 2015
Item No: WEB-0999
ISBN: 978-157110-999-6

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