Author:
BRITTANY LANE
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
High School
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License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English

Education Standards

Springboard- English II- Unit 1 Lesson Argumentative Presentation

Overview

 In this lesson, students will create a presentation arguing whether the use of robots and other hands-on technology is a helpful tool to use in the classroom.

 

 

 

SubjectELAGrade Level10Unit1
Content Standard(s) Lesson Objective(s)
RI.10.5, W.10.4, W.10.5I can create a clear argument with evidence and examples to support the explanation.
Materials Technology Accessories
 Dash Robots

 

 

Lesson Narrative (1 to 2 days)
Summary: In this lesson, students will create a presentation arguing whether the use of robots and other hands-on technology is a helpful tool to use in the classroom.
Warm-up: Introduction to Dash Robots
  • Demonstrate to students what the Dash Robots will do
  • Give an overview of the program
Activity 1:Introduction to Assignment
  • Create a scenario for your students:
  • “You are a high school teacher and have been given a box of these robots. You’ve been asked to figure out a way to incorporate them into your classroom instruction. You must either demonstrate to your principal how these robots can be useful in your classroom or create a presentation arguing why they will not be useful in your classroom.”  
  • Give students a little bit of time to come to decision on this scenario. This should include some time to play with the robots and figure out how they work. Once they have decided, have students fill out a Google Form about their decision.
  • Create groups around the results of this survey.
Activity 2: Robot Argumentative Presentation
  • Using this a graphic organizer, groups will start planning their argument.
Activity 3: “The Flight from Conversation” Thesis Statement
  • Students will use one of the thesis statement  frames to explain how Turkle builds her argument in “The Flight from Conversation”
  • Here are the instructions given to the students:
  • In Sherry Turkle's article "The Flight from Conversation," she makes the claim that we are allowing technology to have a negative effect on our personal lives and relationships. Write an essay (You are NOT going to actually write a full essay, just pretend you are) analyzing HOW Turkle supports this claim. Consider her diction, rhetorical devices, and other persuasive strategies.
  • So, now I just want the thesis statement. Pretend you are actually writing this essay. What would your thesis statement be? Look at the samples below.
  • 1. Turkle uses ________________, ________________________, and ____________________ to argue that ______________________________.
  • 2. Turkle makes use of rhetorical devices such as _____________________, ____________________, and _________________________ to illustrate ______________________.
  • 3. Turkle supports her claim that _______________________________ through evidence such as _______________________, _________________________________, and ________________________.

 

 

 

Formative Assessment