In class this week, you added a counter claim and rebuttal to the body paragraph that you were responsible for, and have been in the computer lab collaborating on introduction and conclusion paragraphs for your group position paper.
Completed 5 paragraph rough draft is due by Saturday 11/25 so that Ms. Rush can get you some feedback after the weekend (double-check that your google doc is shared with her!).
In your shared google doc,
add a COUNTERCLAIM and a REBUTTAL to your paragraph draft.
DUE Tuesday 11/22
This week, you and your group mates began surveying information about your debate topic, identifying useful sources and collecting statistics, facts, examples, and expert opinions.
At the end of the week, you jointly composed a simple working thesis, stating your position and listing a "road map" of reasons/claims that you will be developing in support of your position. EACH GROUP MEMBER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING ONE CLAIM.
YOUR TASK --> In your shared google doc, compose a paragraph that clearly states the claim that you are responsible for, and use 2 - 3 strong pieces of evidence to support that claim. For each piece of evidence, provide a warrant, that is, a detailed EXPLANATION of how this piece of evidence supports your claim. Due before class on Monday 11/21.
In class on Monday we will be working on adding counterclaims and rebuttals to each of these paragraphs!
1) Revise, edit, and type the 5 paragraph juror analysis (if you did a rough draft, it's already been returned with feedback).
2) ADD the Cover Sheet, writing from the perspective of a defense attorney, and showing your understanding of the play, the voir dire process, and confirmation bias.
DUE Monday 11/14
For Wednesday 11/9, read and annotate the three readings in your Jury Selection & Bias reading packet (attached below). to be prepared for Wednesday's discussion, consider jotting down bullet-pointed reflections on how this information connects to 12 Angry Men and to the real-life experience that Ms. Rachel shared with us today.
Annotation will be checked for the reading HW grade in class on 10/9
Jury Selection in Criminal Cases
Juror Confirmation Bias
Mastery Work #1: “12 Angry Men” Character Study
Characterization is the literary technique a writer uses to develop a character. That is, characterization is how a writer reveals what kind of person the character is to the reader. Writers do this by having the character speak, exposing the character’s thoughts, having other characters react to the character, displaying the character’s actions, and showing the character’s physical appearance (STEAL).
- make a claim about one of the character’s traits in a topic sentence. Be thoughtful and creative with your judgement and your diction! (T)
- give at least 2 text-based examples of where the author reveals that trait within the novel (be sure to give context). (E)
- explain what each of those quotes reveal about the character. (E)
- analyze how the author developed the character, and why this is important for the story. (A)
- contain no errors in spelling or grammar.
Rough Draft of the 5 TE/EA paragraphs is due Monday 11/7
( You will be working on your voir dire cover sheet in class during the week of 11/7.)
*Final Draft of all five (REVISED!!) TE/EA paragraphs w/Cover Sheet is due on Monday 11/14*
10th grade Law & Literature
Through a mix of fiction and non-fiction texts as well as discussion and writing, students will explore the social and ethical questions of making and enforcing laws.