2P: The Art of the Rant

Rant, This Way by Nesster, via Flickr

Rant, This Way by Nesster, via Flickr

Over the last few days, we have been working on opinion  paragraphs. Today, we will examine the rant, which is basically a passionate and energetic argument about a topic that really gets under your skin. It is similar to the opinion paragraph because:

  • the piece is built around your opinion
  • it still requires specific evidence and examples to support your  claims

Let’s read the article called Rousing Rants on pages 24-25

Our first assignment will be a video rant in which you will express your opinion about something that really gets under your skin. Each of will write, deliver, and edit a video rant.  Let’s look at some examples for inspiration:

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