Nonfiction Close Reading The Rhetorical Situation

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The new Common Core State Standards place a greater emphasis on critical thinking and implementing nonfiction into the English Language Arts curriculum. Understanding the original concepts of Rhetoric and the Rhetorical Situation is essential to understanding non-fiction and informational texts. This multi-faceted lesson plan integrates listening skills, reading strategies, and writing skills, as students use the elements of the Rhetorical Situation/Triangle to analyze a variety of different texts.

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CCSS Alignment
Videos and Active Listening Exercises/Worksheets
PPT Close Reading Rhetorical Situation
Close Reading Student’s Notes
Guided Practice Worksheets
Independent Practice Close Worksheets
Independent Close Reading Exercise
Rhetorical Situation Quizzes

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Active Listening Exercises
Use both or choose one of the following videos and corresponding worksheet to facilitate the active listening exercise
“The Rhetorical Situation” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-eRycqjzbg
“In Defense of Rhetoric” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYMUCz9bHAs
After completing the worksheet, facilitate a guided discussion of the students’ findings.
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Direct Instruction
Use the PPT and student note sheet to facilitate a lecture on the definition of rhetoric and the elements of the rhetorical situation. Use the background information from the active listening exercises to further discuss the interconnectedness of the Rhetorical Situation and it’s application when reading other’s rhetoric and/or developing your own rhetoric.
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Guided Practice
Use the comics and short texts to provide guided practice on analyzing the rhetorical situation. Facilitate discussion connected to students’ responses, and provide personal insights to ensure correct understanding and for clarification
Independent Practice Have students complete the close reading questions for “Ballot or the Bullet.” (in class or as homework)
1. Divide students into groups of 4-6 to discuss their answers. Have each group lead a discussion on each of the different questions
2. Use the completed worksheets to develop classroom facilitated discussion
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Independent Reading Assignment
Use as either an in class assignment or homework. Use as either a formative or summative assessment.
Total Pages
16 slides 22
Answer Key
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Nonfiction Close Reading The Rhetorical Situation
Nonfiction Close Reading The Rhetorical Situation
Nonfiction Close Reading The Rhetorical Situation
Nonfiction Close Reading The Rhetorical Situation