Persuasive Appeals in Famous Speeches Task Cards (Ethos Pathos Logos)

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Rhetorical appeals are the building blocks for persuasive and argumentative writing. This no prep set of Persuasive or Rhetorical Appeals Speech Excerpts Task Cards is great practice for identifying and explaining the appeals ethos, pathos, and logos. These are excellent task cards for learning stations, centers, bell ringers, exit tickets, review, and more! Super easy prep - just print, cut, and go! Answers are included!

Student Experience: In this hands-on activity, students read excerpts from numerous classic and current speeches that use the appeals. Plenty of examples from classic and current speech excerpts from MLK, JR, Obama, Steve Jobs, Patrick Henry, Lincoln, Malala Yousafzai, and Johnathan Edwards are included.


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  • Review slide for the terms: ethos, pathos, logos
  • Daily Objective slide
  • 32 task cards
  • Answers
  • 100% editable format

Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:

♥ "These were great for my juniors reviewing for their final exam! Thank you!"

♥ "So easy to use in the classroom! Thank you for this perfect addition to my persuasive appeals unit!"

♥" I love using real-life examples to help reinforce student learning. Thanks!"

♥" The task cards were wonderful. My students really enjoyed reading the different speech excerpts."

♥" This worked perfectly with my 8th graders as a scavenger hunt around the classroom. Thanks for putting these together. :)"

Take a look at my additional speech resources:

Rhetorical Appeals Speech Exemplars Task Cards

Patrick Henry Teaching Pack

Malala Speech Teaching Pack

MLK,Jr and To Kill a Mockingbird Speeches Teaching Pack and Prompt

Gun Control Speeches Prompt Pack

Speech Analysis Task Cards for Any Speech

Women's History Speeches Teaching Pack

Speech Analysis Worksheets for any Speech

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Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
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