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We recently watched a short clip from the courtroom scene of the movie Legally Blonde, analyzing this non-print text for aspects of the argument cycle. Wow! The sequence at the end of the above video helped illustrate the argument cycle for the kids in a way they'll never forget.
Watch the video and tell me what you think. What aspects of argumentation are in this scene?
I once saw a graphic of the planet earth and the question, "Where do you belong?" written to the side. In class today, I asked my students this question. WOW! All I can say is WOW. The responses were mind-blowing. I've asked a few students to share their responses below. Of course, if you have something to add, feel free to - we love hearing from others.
While you're at it, watch the YouTube video below.
Kids really do make a difference.
It is that time again . . . action plans! With Unit 3 underway, we need to take a moment to do a needs assessment. Really ask yourself, how can you use the power of influence to ignite positive change? Look in your Thinkbook at the Unit 3 essential question. Comment below with your ideas for a Unit 3 action plan.
Kimberly Barrett, NBCT, Bachelor of Arts of English, Murray State University, 1996, Master's Degree in English, MSU, 2004
Blessed to teach since 1996, I spend my days doing exactly what I've always wanted to do . . . TEACH. I'm married to the sweetest man alive, Tim, and we have two beautiful babies, Marlee Rose and Beau Wilson.