Stumped about how to start teaching the rhetorical analysis essay? This product walks you through it! Using Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?,” students will start learning the basics of a rhetorical analysis essay.
Students will learn how to annotate in preparation to write a rhetorical analysis essay, the components of a thesis statement, and how to write a body paragraph. Students will write down a model paragraph (included) and then write their own analysis paragraph. The PowerPoint and handout will walk you through the lesson. This lesson usually takes me around 90 minutes.
• Handout (PDf and Word)
• Step-by-step lesson plan
• Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” (easily found through Google search)