Today, we discussed our reactions to the film The Loving Story.
1. General reactions. We discussed as a whole class and as partners what we loved, hated, remembered, and laughed at in the film.
2. Appeals. We then looked at our viewing guide and, using evidence, make an argument about which rhetorical appeal Nancy Buirski used most prominently in the film. On the board, we brainstormed some ideas. Then, students wrote their own short argument using this format:
[Topic sentence:] In the film The Loving Story, Nancy Buirski uses [pathos/logos/ethos] to appeal to her audience. First of all, [give detailed example and then explain how the example shows the appeal]. Also, [give another detailed example and elaborate on how it shows the appeal]. Finally, [give a third detailed example and elaborate on how it shows the appeal]. [Conclusion sentence that explains why it’s important for the reader to understand your point]
3. Turn in viewing guide.
Optional homework: If you want, buy your own copy of To Kill a Mockingbird to bring to school next week. If you’re doing the Honors project, you could also buy your own copy of Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote.