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Night, Persuasive Writing

by afi80fl

  • Release Date: February 12, 2019
  • Age Levels: Grade 10
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Lesson Essential Question: How do I write a persuasive essay that scores a 5 on the FCAT rubric? How does the point of view make the work more interesting or effective?

Key Vocabulary: purpose, point of view, shift in speaker, inciting incident,resolution, internal conflict, external conflict, verbal irony, situational irony, dramatic irony, flashback, foreshadowing, imagery

Consider my point of view. What does it mean when someone asksyou to see something from their “point of view”? In literature, this has a somewhat different meaning, as we will discuss this week.

  • Students will review the FCAT rubric for persuasive essays.
  • Students will review the structure and goals of persuasive writing, as well as analyze a model persuasive essay for adherence to the structure and accomplishment of the writing task (BK C428).
  • FCAT Practice: Students will write their first persuasive essay on a selected prompt T.B.A.
  • Students will read “Night” chapters 1-2 (pages 13-38)
  • Students will review a brief biography of Elie Wiesel (9), in addition to answering questions over the author’s purpose, point of view, and chosen narrative style (10).
  • Students will review a condensed history of the rise of Hitler’s Third Reich, prominent people during this time period, and an explanation of Auschwitz (6-8).
  • Students will take part in completing a class-wide anticipation guide (11), designed to provoke thought on the topics covered within the new text.

Summarizing Strategies: Students will use active reading strategies to assist them in retaining information, using experiential, textual, cultural, social, psychological, and cultural notations as a basis for their summations.

Assignment: FCAT: Persuasive Essay 1

Reading: Night 1-2 Anticipation Guide Activity Assessment


Covers Night, chapters 1 and 2, as well as an introduction to the persuasive essay.