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Unpacking Embedded Assessment 2 Read the assignment for Embedded Assessment 2: Writing an Argumentative Essay. Your assignment is to develop an argument about an issue that resonates across cultures. You will choose a position, target audience, and effective genre to convey your argument to a wide audience. In your own words, summarize what you will need to know to complete this assessment successfully. With your class, create a graphic organizer to represent the skills and knowledge you will need to complete the tasks identified in the Embedded Assessment. Arguing for Justice An argument usually focuses on a topic that is of interest to many people. The topic may be one with many different sides, or it may be one with two sides: for and against. In this last part of the unit, you will explore issues of justice as an example of a topic on which people take definite positions. Previewing Embedded Assessment 2 and Thinking About Argument ACTIVITY 2.11 My Notes LEARNING STRATEGIES: Marking the Text, Summarizing, Graphic Organizer INDEPENDENT READING LINK Read and Research In this part of the unit, you will be reading informational texts as well as some well- known speeches. Speeches are often made to persuade an audience about a topic. Brainstorm and make a list of issues about which you have a definite position. Research to locate famous speeches or informational texts that present one or both sides of one or more of the issues on your list. © 2018 College Board. All rights reserved. 176 SpringBoard ® English Language Arts Grade 10
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My Notes ACTIVITY 2.11 continued Societies create systems of justice to maintain order by establishing rules and laws that reasonable people understand and abide by. Even in well-organized systems, though, there are differences of opinion about what is just, what is fair, and what is right. Instances of injustice often provoke strong emotional reactions that give rise to conflicts. Examining important social issues relating to justice demands that you examine multiple perspectives and evaluate arguments for all sides of an issue. 1. Think about the following terms and write associations you have with them. Term What words come to mind when you see or hear these terms? What has influenced your opinion of these terms? Justice, justice system Laws, rules, codes, constitution Judge, jury, lawyers, witnesses, prosecutor, defendant, victim Ethics, morality Punishment, rehabilitation 2. Now, using the ideas you have recorded, write a personal definition of the word justice . What does justice mean to you? How does your culture affect your views on justice? You can develop your definition of justice with a series of brief examples or with a narrative that illustrates your point. © 2018 College Board. All rights reserved. Unit 2 • Cultural Perspectives 177
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Learning Targets • Analyze and synthesize details from two texts about justice. • Explain how an author builds an argument. Persuasion When presenting their support for a particular point of view, writers use persuasive language to make their cases about unjust treatment or situations. A powerful
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