How to Teach Rhetorical Modes - Academic Genres - Discourse - AP™ Language

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Angie Kratzer
Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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58 pages
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Need a hand teaching all the expository modes without reinventing the wheel? Want students to dip their toes in to narration, description, cause-effect, process analysis, extended definition, comparison-contrast, and classification-division? With this resource, students will analyze each mode and write in each mode.

Want to test drive this resource? Shoot me your email address, and you’ll get the entire set of materials for the descriptive mode.

The following modes are addressed in this resource:




Process Analysis

Extended Definition


Classification and Division

Materials for each mode include the following:

◈a two-page student handout

◈a list of prompts

◈a graphic organizer

◈a rubric with points assigned

◈a rubric with no points assigned

◈an annotated, diverse list of suggested models

◈a tips sheet for analysis of pieces written in the specified mode

All materials are provided in both PDF and Google Slides.

What Teachers Are Saying

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐So helpful in teaching the different types of writing. I love the clarity! Kimberly F.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐New to teaching AP Language this year, and I would not have survived without some of these ready made tips, strategies, and lesson plans. I selectively bought some of her other items to assist my teaching and all of them have been excellent. Brian P.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐As always, solid resource from this seller! Misty B.

Suggestions for Use

⭐️Expose students to different modes for rhetorical analysis.

⭐️Meet state standards for writing in a particular mode.

⭐️Review for the AP Language exam.

⭐️Use in a creative writing classroom.

⭐️Use in any subject to reinforce content.

Total Pages
58 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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