Part II: Building Arguments

PART II: Building Arguments 

Part II, Units

  1.  Introduction to Summary Writing
  2. Writing With and About Texts
    a. Sentence Structures for Incorporating Sources
  3. Writing an Argumentative Essay
    1. Claim, Reasons, and Evidence 
    2. Thesis Statements
      1. Thesis Statement Worksheet (general)
      2. Thesis Statement Worksheet (agree/disagree)
    3. Logical Argumentation
      1. Errors in Logic
    4. Structure and Organization

 

Part II, Readings & Questions

  1. “I Have a Dream…” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr
  4. “The Death of the Book” Ursula LeGuin
  5. “Black Men and Public Space” Brent Staples
  6. “Williamsburg Renaissance” Jessica Guerra
  7. “Silent Dancing” Judith Ortiz Cofer

 

Part II, Sample Essay Assignments

  1. Active Reading and Summary Essay Assignment (Rodgers)
  2. Summary and Response Essay Assignment (Paruolo)
  3. Summary and Response Essay Assignment (Gold)
  4. Summary and Response Essay Assignment (Devers)
  5. Summary and Response Letter Essay Assignment (Rodgers)