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Rhetorical appeals are the building blocks for persuasive and argumentative writing. This no prep project is a fun classroom-tested activity for Persuasive or Rhetorical Appeals (Ethos Pathos Logos) that I use as an exercise in practicing persuasive appeals during our argumentative writing unit. It's also perfect as a sub plan!
Student Experience: Students show their understanding of ethos, pathos, and logos with this real-world project. Students accept the challenge of selling something unique - square watermelons - using the appeals. They'll create either a website ad or a radio commercial ad and then pitch their ideas to the class.
Included in this teaching pack:
1) slideshow instructions for the task
2) two different RAFT (role, audience, format, topic) options: Website and Radio Ad. Digital "website" template via Google and printable website template
4) ticket-out reflection
5) common core standards
6) images and suggestions needed for teaching
7) brainstorming page for students
8) 100% editable
Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "Loved this! The School Board was touring the day we did this and they loved it too!"
♥ "This lesson is great for practice after students have been introduced to persuasive appeals. The guided practice activity and RAFT assignment provide great follow up."
♥ "I really enjoyed this activity. The students were very intrigued by the square watermelons. I think it very plainly lead them through the persuasive appeals. :)"
♥ "A great way for students to demonstrate their learning. thanks!"
Also, be sure to check out my Ethos, Pathos, Logos Breakout game, not included in the bundle mentioned above! Ethos, Pathos, Logos Breakout Game
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