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lesson 26
1 hour

Assessment: Using Rhetoric to Advance Point of View


In this lesson, students complete the End-of-Unit Assessment. Students apply the writing skills they have learned throughout this unit and draw upon their analysis of the unit texts to craft a formal, multi-paragraph response to the following prompt: Consider Du Bois’s “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” and Washington’s “Atlanta Compromise Speech.” Analyze how each author uses rhetoric to advance his point of view, and consider how each author’s use of rhetoric contributes to the power or persuasiveness of the text.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 26. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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