Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Finish discussing "America Skips School" by Benjamin Barber - focus on rhetoric today

  • How can we describe Barber's tone? What words give evidence for this?
  • Why does Barber use humor and sarcasm? How does the sarcastic "multiple-choice quiz" help make his argument?
  • Why does Barber use anaphora, the repetition of "If we were serious," to make his point?
  • What is the lasting take-away from this essay? The most powerful part of this piece?
Return timed essays and discuss pointers for Rhetorical Analysis - review FLTs and flow chart

HW: Continue reading, annotating, and adding to your tree maps as you finish The Pact for Monday. 

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