Ethos, Pathos, Logos - Rhetorical Appeals and Analysis Unit

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Make teaching ethos, pathos, and logos fun and engaging with this rhetorical appeals unit! This comprehensive rhetorical appeals unit includes everything you need to teach your middle and high school students about the different, effective persuasive and argumentative writing strategies, including ethos, pathos, and logos.

⭐️ 2023 UPDATE: Now includes PRINT AND DIGITAL!

Teach your students about rhetorical appeals using the engaging and interactive multi-day instructional slide. Students follow along with the ethos, pathos, and logos direct instruction using the included rhetorical appeals graphic organizers and doodle notes.

This Digital & Print Rhetorical Appeals Unit Includes:

  • An editable, 37-slide PowerPoint (Google Slides, too)
  • Suggested lesson plan calendar
  • Ethos Pathos Logos Doodle Notes
  • Rhetorical Triangle Doodle Organizer
  • Two informational text activities for individual or group practice
  • Three full-text informational passages (The Gettysburg Address, Chief Joseph's surrender speech, and Lou Gehrig's Farewell to Baseball speech)
  • Writing with appeals activity
  • Argumentative essay handout
  • Thesis graphic organizer
  • Counterclaim graphic organizer
  • Essay outline
  • Peer edit form
  • Argumentative essay rubric
  • Suggested answer keys for three speeches
  • Includes digital Google slides!

Students will love how engaging this unit is, and this unit delivers content in an easy-to-understand and accessible manner. They'll enjoy the ethos, pathos, and logos activities and improve their understanding of ethos, pathos, and logos from day 1.

Prep is quick and easy... Just follow along with the suggested pacing guide, teach the content on the slides to students, and print out the organizers and activities!


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Brittany O. says, "This was the first time I have used notes like these before, and my students ate them up! I even had an unexpected walk-through during the period and my AP loved them, as well!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Christina G. says, "A great supplement for my rhetoric unit to provide support for students who were struggling and to provide additional checks for understanding. Having short, complex texts for a quick review was perfect for my needs."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First of Her Name. says, "The graphic organizers in this resource are perfect! My students have always struggled with writing thesis statements and counterclaims, but the worksheets in this resource made it incredibly simple! I saw so many lightbulbs click on when using this in my classes!"


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37 slides, 15
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (e.g., Washington’s Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”), including how they address related themes and concepts.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.


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