World Lit: Brainstorming Day!

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

Learning Target: I can explain how rhetorical devices are used to achieve and author’s purpose in persuasive speeches.

Opening Session: Some examples of rhetorical devices, as seen in Disney Songs

Work Session:  So, first things first, I’m going to give your assignment sheet for this assessment. Here’s the skinny:

For this Embedded Assessment, you should use your knowledge of rhetorical devices, as well as the Rhetorical Device Cheat Sheet, to analyze the following two speeches. Then, write a 500-750 word essay in which you answer the following prompt:

Below are speeches from two powerful leaders at crucial moments during their leadership. Martin Luther King delivers the iconic I Have a Dream speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for the 1963 March on Washington in the height people fighting for civils rights.  Mark Anthony delivers a funeral oration for Julius Caesar, a political leader and friend to an angry mob who believe Caesar was a tyrant and deserved to die.

Read the excerpts carefully. Then write an essay in which you analyze and evaluate both speaker’s use of rhetorical strategies and rhetorical appeals to achieve their desired purpose.  Be sure to support your analysis with specific references to the text.

Your essay should be typed in MLA Format  (size 12 Times New Roman, double spaced, correct header) and turned in by Friday, September 22nd.

Today, I would like you to do the brainstorming and prewriting part of this assignment. Here are several graphic organizers to help you:

Writing the Thesis Statement

  1. What is the subject of each speech?
I Have a Dream

 

 

Julius Caesar Funeral Oration

 

 

 

  1. How does each speaker feel about the subject of their speeches?
I Have a Dream

 

 

Julius Caesar Funeral Oration

 

 

 

  1. What are three rhetorical devices that both King and Antony used to convey their purpose?
Rhetorical Device 1 Rhetorical Device 2 Rhetorical Device 3

 

 

  1. Rhetorical Device 1
Speech Textual Evidence + Line # How does the speaker want the audience to feel?

What does he want the audience to do?

How does the use of this rhetorical device or strategy help to achieve his purpose?
King
King
Antony
Antony

 

  1. Rhetorical Device 2
Speech Textual Evidence + Line # How does the speaker want the audience to feel?

What does he want the audience to do?

How does the use of this rhetorical device or strategy help to achieve his purpose?
King
King
Antony
Antony

 

  1. Rhetorical Device 3
Speech Textual Evidence + Line # How does the speaker want the audience to feel?

What does he want the audience to do?

How does the use of this rhetorical device or strategy help to achieve his purpose?
King
King
Antony
Antony

 

Thesis Statement:  Now write your thesis statement using the information from above:

In  _________________(speech 1 + Author) and ______________ (speech 2 + author) both speakers use

(rhetorical device 1), (rhetorical device 2), and (rhetorical device 3) to ________________________________

____(write the speakers’ purpose).


 

Tomorrow we type!

Closing Session: VOCAB REVIEW!!!

Assessment: Formal – essays

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

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