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1 Tracing and Making an Argument

2 AOW #5 9/11: A Father’s Search for His Girl Z-chart due Friday! You can turn it in early any day before then.

3 Today I will… Identify and describe the structure of an argument, including its main claim and supporting premises. ( )

4 Salary Chart Average Annual Salaries Retail Salesperson: $22,540 Kindergarten Teacher $43,530 Computer Programmer: $65,170 Surgeon: $182, 690 Firefighter: $38,810 Registered Nurse: $52,810 Airline Pilot: $129,230 Major League Baseball Player: $2,376,580 With your group, examine this chart of annual salaries. Talk about who you think deserves more, who could be paid a little less, who is paid the right amount, and why.

5 Athletes Article Video Trailer

6 Review Notes Argument: expresses an opinion on an issue or problem and provides support for that position. Claim: the writer’s main idea or position Support: the reasons and evidence that back up the claim Counterarguments: the arguments that address points that someone with an opposing view might raise.

7 “Pro Athletes’ Salaries Aren’t Overly Exorbitant” 1. What is the meaning of the word exorbitant? What does it not mean? 2. Paraphrase the title, or restate it in your own words. 3. What is the stereotype mentioned in lines 10-17? 4. Paraphrase or restate the claim made by Singleton in lines

8 Draw this graphic organizer on your paper and fill in the support for the article

9 “Do Professional Athletes Get Paid Too Much? 1. “Athletes have always made a lot of money”—that’s the argument Hjelm anticipates in lines 6–21. What is his counterargument? 2. Reread lines 33–38. What is Hjelm’s claim about the salaries of professional athletes? 3. Reread lines 77–82. What stereotype is Hjelm making about professional athletes? Explain.

10 4. Why does the writer blame himself for the problem of inflated salaries for athletes? 5. Is he hopeful about the future of this situation? Why?

11 Draw the graphic organizer and fill in the support for the article

12 Both Articles 1. Based on the two editorials, will the trend of increasing salaries for athletes continue? Explain. 2. Singletary ends his argument by saying “So, everyone benefits right up until the time that no one benefits.” Is there anyone who does not benefit from the high salaries of athletes? 3. Which writer offers more specific facts and examples to support his claim? Explain.

13 Today I will… Identify and describe the structure of an argument, including its main claim and supporting premises. ( ) Interpret factual, quantitative, technical, or mathematical information presented in text features (e.g., maps, charts, graphs, time lines, tables, and diagrams). (SPI )

14 Today, we remember… attacks/videos#911-timelinehttp://www.history.com/topics/9-11- attacks/videos#911-timeline List the major events from the video in chronological / sequential order.

15 Create a Timeline Draw a timeline on your paper and add at least 5 events from the video.

16 Groupwork In groups, you will complete the eight multiple choice questions and explain why you chose the answer. Make sure you are using evidence from the articles!

17 Open Book Quiz – Independent Practice Use your textbook to answer the questions about the two articles on athlete salaries. If you finish, work on your z-chart or read silently.


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