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"A Quilt of a Country"

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Alisha Lewis

on 25 September 2014

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Transcript of "A Quilt of a Country"

How do individuals with different personalities and cultural backgrounds come together to form one human race?
1) Write down three words that you would use to describe America.

Decide if these words are positive or negative words.

2) Share and compare your words with your partner.

How are the words you chose similar and different?

3) Compare your words with the author's words we are about to read.
Evaluating an Argument
An argument presents a
, or position, on an issue and supports it with

As we read, pay attention to how the author introduces her claim and supports it. Keep track using the chart below in your journal.

Counterclaim or Counterargument
The counterclaim or counterargument occurs when you address the other side of your argument.

Your argument is strengthened by addressing questions people may have about your claim.
What do you know about September 11th?
"A Quilt of a Country"
by Anna Quindlen

Direct Quote
Opinion Poll
Expert in the field
Historical Allusions
Literary Allusions

Note this Term:
-a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.

Types of Evidence
Claim Counterclaim Reasons Evidence
Effective Literary Devices
- repeating the same words, phrases, or sentences more than once for emphasis of the idea
: From
The Help
"You is kind. You is smart. You is important."
- expressing related ideas in similar grammatical constructions
Like father, like son.
Flying is fast, comfortable, and safe.
An arguable position
on an issue

Response to the
opposite side
Support the
Supports the reasons
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