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  1. Lesson 38

  2. Today’s Agenda • “Abolish High School Football” • Short Story Mini-Assessment OBJECTIVE: Students will identify different examples of slanters used in Schroth’s article and explain the effect of such devices.

  3. Which Slanter is it anyway? • One whiteboard • One marker • One eraser GROUP

  4. “Abolish High School Football” Which slanter is being used? • “concussion is a blow to the head that smashes the brain against the skull” • rhetorical definition • “The victim feels weird” • downplayer • “has splotchy vision, falls to the ground, vomits, goes into a coma, dies” • hyperbole • so-called educational institution” • downplayer

  5. “Abolish High School Football” Which slanter is being used? • boys as “bedazzled heroes,” “grotesque,” “fat,” and designed to do “damage” • labeling • “some football players are very bright” • innuendo • “small Texas town with nothing going for it but its high school football team” • ridicule

  6. Analysis • Write a short response addressing the following prompt: • Raymond Schroth’s argument that high school football should be abolished is not very effective. What makes his argument fall short? Provide at least two specific quotes from the article in your response. • Don’t forget the QUOTE-EXPLAIN-RELATE formula!