American Lit: The Power of Rhetoric

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.

Learning Target: I can analyze the structure and use of rhetorical devices in an argumentative text.

Opening Session: Let’s review what you did yesterday! The speech as well as the drafting you did for EA2!

Work Session: Today we are going to be doing activity 2.19 in your book on page 172. We will read the structure of an argument in the Preview section, then look at the Speech to the Virginia Convention. After we read the speech, we will do the Second Read questions as a group.

Now I want you guys to pull out the drafting you did yesterday, and I want to come around and conference with each person to make sure we’re all on the same page. While you’re waiting for my conference with you, continue working on your draft 🙂

Closing Session: Vocab review!

Assessment: Informal (Book check)

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding), Interest

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