Studying Exemplification: "The Catbird Seat"
Writing PromptAll of David J. Birnbaum's examples are drawn from his own experience. How does Birnbaum arrange his examples? Does this reliance on personal experience and his arrangement make his essay more (or less) convincing? Is his arrangement effective?
Student Activities (Approximate Time 2:53)
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Critical Concepts (40 min)
Quickwrite (8 min)
Previewing and Predicting (10 min)
Writing in the Margins (15 min)
Analyzing Text Structure (30 min)
Socratic Seminar (60 min)
Integrating Sources (10 min)
11th Grade English Language Arts Standards
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