Persuasive Opinion Writing Essay

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Persuasive Opinion Writing
The Lesson Activities will help you meet these educational goals:
21st Century Skills—You will use critical-thinking skills and effectively communicate your ideas.

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Self-Checked Activities

Write a response for each of these activities. At the end of the lesson, click the link on the final screen to open the Student Answer Sheet. Use the sample answers to evaluate your own work.

1. Analyzing Editorials a. Select a newspaper from this list of prominent newspapers, and read a variety of recent
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The E-1 plan could make an independent, economically viable Palestinian state impossible. Yet such a state, alongside a secure Israel, is exactly what both sides say they want. Israel's retaliatory moves seem counterproductive and likely to hurt just those moderate Palestinians who deserve to be supported. That, in turn, will hurt Israel itself.

c. Errors in logic, or fallacies, can make an argument appear weak and unconvincing. Read about good arguments versus fallacies, and complete the five exercises. Then write two syllogisms of your own that are based on fallacies, and explain their logical errors. You might choose from these fallacies: validity problem, post hoc, slippery slope, straw man, inconsistency, begging the question, false dilemma, non sequitur, and ad hominem.

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Teacher-Graded Activities

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