Lesson Plan

Rhetorical Analysis Using Thinglink

Using thinglink.com to practice analyzing the framing of an image and to practice writing a detailed description of an image in preparation for the Synthesis Essay on the AP exam.
Tina S.
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My Grades 9, 10, 11
My Subjects English Language Arts
Objectives

1. Use thinglink.com to practice analyzing the framing of an image.

2. To practice writing a detailed description of an image in preparation for the Synthesis Essay on the AP exam.Students will be able to...

 

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 10 - 12
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1 Opener

ThingLink
Free, Paid

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Student Instructions

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Hook


 

2 Activating Prior Knowledge: Kahoot Quiz

Pair/Share


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P#1: What are the most important aspects of the picture?

P#2: What is the implicit claim or argument?

P#1: What is the reason or evidence that supports the claim?

P#2: Who is the audience? How do you know?

P#1: What details make the picture meaningful? Explain.

P#2: What subjects are brought forth by the picture, both concrete and abstract.

Student Instructions

Pair/Share

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P#1: What are the most important aspects of the picture?

P#2: What is the implicit claim or argument?

P#1: What is the reason or evidence that supports the claim?

P#2: Who is the audience? How do you know?

P#1: What details make the picture meaningful? Explain.

P#2: What subjects are brought forth by the picture, both concrete and abstract.

3 Create a Thinglink Account

ThingLink
Free, Paid

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WE DO:
 

1.What are the most important aspects of the picture?

2. What is the implicit claim or argument?

3. What is the reason or evidence that supports the claim?

4. Who is the audience? How do you know?

5. What details make the picture meaningful? Explain.

   6. What subjects are brought forth by the picture, both concrete and abstract?

 

Student Instructions

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WE DO:

 

1.What are the most important aspects of the picture?

2. What is the implicit claim or argument?

3. What is the reason or evidence that supports the claim?

4. Who is the audience? How do you know?

5. What details make the picture meaningful? Explain.

   6. What subjects are brought forth by the picture, both concrete and abstract?

 

 

4 Step 1

Activity: Creating

Download this picture and then upload it into thinglink.com

Together we will tag your thinglink with the answer to the bulleted questions.

Let’s work together as a class to do this thinglink.

Student Instructions

Download this picture and then upload it into thinglink.com

Together we will tag your thinglink with the answer to the bulleted questions.

Let’s work together as a class to do this thinglink.

5 YOU DO

Activity: Creating

YOU HAVE 5 MINUTES TO CHOOSE A PICTURE

Using these image resources:

30 Striking Photos of Urban Decay Beauty

World's Famous Photos

The Big Picture

40 of the Most Powerful Photos

Student Instructions

YOU HAVE 5 MINUTES TO CHOOSE A PICTURE

Using these image resources:

30 Striking Photos of Urban Decay Beauty

World's Famous Photos

The Big Picture

40 of the Most Powerful Photos

6 Independent Practice

Go back to slide 8 and choose a picture ( 5 min)

Begin working on answer the questions. Remember to use these QUESTIONS and number your answer according to the question number.


1.What are the most important aspects of the picture? ( 2min)

2. PAIR/SHARE: What is the implicit claim or argument? ( 2min)

3. What is the reason or evidence that supports the claim?( 2min)

4. PAIR/SHARE: Who is the audience? How do you know?( 2min)

5. What details make the picture meaningful? Explain.( 2min)

6. PAIR/SHARE: What subjects are brought forth by the picture, both concrete and abstract.( 2min)

 

Student Instructions

Go back to slide 8 and choose a picture ( 5 min)

Begin working on answer the questions. Remember to use these QUESTIONS and number your answer according to the question number.

1.What are the most important aspects of the picture? ( 2min)

2. PAIR/SHARE: What is the implicit claim or argument? ( 2min)

3. What is the reason or evidence that supports the claim?( 2min)

4. PAIR/SHARE: Who is the audience? How do you know?( 2min)

5. What details make the picture meaningful? Explain.( 2min)

6. PAIR/SHARE: What subjects are brought forth by the picture, both concrete and abstract.( 2min)

7 Create a Google Slide

Activity: Creating

 


Create a google slide

embed your thinglink URL into it.

Write a 4-5 paragraph analysis of your picture using the tags in your thinglink.

My thinglink

Consumerism is damaging our children. The market for children’s products and food is enormous. Parents on the one hand have a hard time raising children the way they want to, while on the other hand, kids are being increasingly influenced by commercialism that often goes against what parents are trying to do. As a society, we need to assert change in the ways we are “branding” our own children.

Even in industrialized societies, where governments and campaigners fight for better child advertising standards and regulations, or improved food quality, industry fights back preferring self-regulation (which rarely happens, or is intentionally weak), and arguing that it is individual choices and parents that are the issue. Adults can make their own decisions but what about the subliminal messages that we are sending our children?

Observe a child and parent in a store. That high-pitched whining you’ll hear coming from the cereal aisle is more than just the pleadings of single kid bent on getting a box of Fruit Loops into the shopping cart. It is the sound of thousands of hours of market research, of an immense coordination of people, ideas and resources, of decades of social and economic change all rolled into a single, “Mommy, pleeease!” Change needs to happen and it must start now. Marketers see children as a future — as well as current — market and hence brand loyalty at a young age helps in the quest of continued sales later.

As consumers, we need to step back and take a good look at what we are imparting on our future society. Children should be allowed to develop and discover who they are without the distractions and immaterialness of “things”.

 

 

Student Instructions

Create a google slide

embed your thinglink URL into it.

Write a 4-5 paragraph analysis of your picture using the tags in your thinglink.

8 Independent Practice

Activity: Creating

Create a google forn to collect assignment,

Instruct students to paste their slide in this google form.

Student Instructions

Paste your slide in this google form.

9 Exit Ticket

Activity: Assessing

P#1:Using  part 1 of the critique form and analyze the start of  your partner’s thinglink?

P#2:?Using  part 2 of the critique form and analyze the start of  your partner’s thinglink?

Student Instructions

P#1:Using  part 1 of the critique form and analyze the start of  your partner’s thinglink?

P#2:?Using  part 2 of the critique form and analyze the start of  your partner’s thinglink?