Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 3, Lesson 2

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Students read the remaining four paragraphs of Chapter 17 of The Prince, discussing in small groups Machiavelli’s point of view in this text and his use of rhetoric, particularly historical examples, contrast, and absolute statements.

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RI.9-10.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to...
W.9-10.9.b Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...
L.9-10.4.a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or...

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