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67 resources with the concept rhetorical devices

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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 2: Case Study: How Working Conditions Change - Chávez and the UFW

For Teachers 7th Standards
Unit 2 of Module 2A shifts the focus from the working conditions in the American factories of  the industrial era to the plight of  migrant agricultural workers. The eight lessons in the collection ask learners to examine two speeches by...
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Grade 10, ELA, Module 2, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Words matter. In a 20-lesson unit, writers use words to stir emotions and bring out feelings. Sophomores examine the words and the rhetorical devices Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses to develop his purpose and claim in his powerful...
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Writing an Argument: Innovation in America

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Are American young people prepared to become tomorrow's leaders in technological innovation, or does an obsession with being cool sidetrack essential skills? That is the question freshmen and sophomores must address in a performance task...
1 In 1 Collection
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Creating Awareness through Action Oriented Writing and Research

For Teachers 8th Standards
Middle schoolers aren't too young to feel strongly about politics, social issues, consumer rights, or environmental problems. Demonstrate the first steps toward social change with a project about action-oriented writing. Eighth graders...
3 In 3 Collections
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Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
1 In 1 Collection
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Classical Appeals and War Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Discuss classical appeals of rhetoric through the speeches of Winston Churchill and FDR. Learners read, annotate, and analyze the speeches by the men before using a graphic organizer to track the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. 
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Back to School: Style Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Jump back into expository writing and analysis at the start of a new school year! Start with a review of an authors' stylistic choices in diction, syntax, treatment of subject matter, and figurative language. Writers choose a text to...
1 In 1 Collection
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Synthesizing Chávez’s Central Claim

For Teachers 7th Standards
Class members play an interactive game, matching strips of paper containing rhetorical devices with examples from César Chávez use rhetoric in his 1984 speech, "Address to the Commonwealth Club of California." Next, partners discuss...
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Is That Rhetorical?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young speechifiers learn how to identify ethos (ethical), pathos (emotional (pathos), and logos (logical) appeals used by orators to sway their audiences. They then demonstrate what they have learned by identifying these elements in...
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I Shall Not Beg for My Rights

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An excerpt from Henry MacNeal Turner's address to the Georgia legislature provides class members with an opportunity to develop their literary analysis skills. Prompted by the provided factual, evaluative, and interpretive questions,...
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The Art of Persuasion: How Rhetorical Devices Influence Audiences

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Scholars analyze a variety of text to identify the development of claims and persuasive techniques writers use. In each text, pupils determine the argument and the persuasive techniques and complete a task introduction worksheet. The...
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Rhetorical Analysis for Pre-AP English

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Scholars closely analyze the use of rhetorical strategies in several model texts. They work in groups to annotate the text identifying rhetorical elements, and to complete a Rhetorical Analysis chart and guided reading worksheet....
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The Power of Words and Activism: Susan B. Anthony

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Where have all the activists gone? Class members compare 21st-century activism with the suffrage movement and the work of Susan B. Anthony. They begin by examining Anthony's biography and speeches to find evidence that her words and...
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Rhetorical Analysis: A Modest Proposal

For Teachers 12th Standards
Scholars read Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal before writing essays to analyze the use of rhetorical devices in the text. Essay writing begins by underlining key words in the writing prompt and discussing the prompt with partners....
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Alliteration as a Rhetorical Tool

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Alliteration created by both the immediate and non-immediate juxtaposition of the initial sounds of words is the subject of a lesson plan that focuses on how speakers use the rhetorical device to engage and persuade their audiences. A...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 19

For Teachers 11th Standards
Scholars look at paragraphs two and three in the "Atlanta Compromise" speech. They analyze how Washington uses a story about a ship lost at sea and rhetorical devices to develop his point of view. After class discussion and the...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 8

For Teachers 11th Standards
Was freedom really free? Scholars analyze paragraphs six and seven of Du Bois's chapter "Of Our Spiritual Strivings." They look at how the author makes use of rhetoric to strengthen his point of view about freedom. Learners complete a...
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Rhetorical Analysis of Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Is the Fourth of July a celebration for all Americans? Scholars carry out a close read of What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Readers talk with partners about the speaker's point of view, the author's debate, reasoning, and...
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"The Gettysburg Address" Close Reading Module

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
It's time to think deep and narrow. Scholars focus close reading on one short text but task take their thinking to a deep level. Readers use a Rhetorical Analysis Chart to analyze The Gettysburg Address and determine how Lincoln used...
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Elie Wiesel's Acceptance Speech Analysis

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Elie Wiesel's Nobel Prize Acceptance speech provides young historians with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to use evidence from the speech. They work together to analyze how Wiesel uses rhetorical devices and syntax to...
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Argumentative Writing

For Teachers 11th Standards
Using the engaging resource, scholars work with peers to research a lawsuit or proposed bill and write collaborative response essays. Additionally, pupils read a letter and complete a RAFT activity to analyze the author's role, audience,...
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What Is Freedom?

For Teachers 11th Standards
What is freedom, and why is it so important to Americans? Using a graphic organizer, scholars make connections between the United States Bill of Rights and a speech about freedom by Franklin D. Roosevelt. As a culminating activity,...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 3, Lesson 5

For Teachers 10th Standards
A person doesn't have to be an adult to make a difference!  Scholars take a close look at a speech from a 16-year-old girl. They discuss her word use, answer guided questions in groups, and complete a rhetorical tracking tool. Readers...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 4

For Teachers 10th Standards
Just read between the lines. Scholars analyze the use of rhetorical devices in a letter written by Martin Luther King Jr. by first having a discussion with guided questioning. They then complete a rhetorical impact tracking tool before...