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For the digital classroom, allow each student (or group) access to edit this powerpoint with the student device (compatible with PowerPoint and Google Slides). This simple sorting activity allows students to classify a number of examples (10 advertisement examples and 9 short passages) as either Ethos, Pathos, or Logos.
Included is a printer-friendly handout version to use on cardstock for teachers who prefer devoting a little extra time and effort to make tactile card sorting activity. This class is done in conjunction with out unit on rhetoric. Also included is an answer key with explanations provided in the speaker notes.
Solo or group assignment.
Approx. class time required: 20 minutes (allow for instructions, student work/discussion, answer review and clarification)
I've used this activity in classrooms with 15 - 30 students and in groups ranging from 3 - 4 group members (occasionally 2 members when students are absent).
Aligns with TN State Standards:
Determine an author's point of view or purpose and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
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