This worksheet is designed to help students practice identifying, analyzing, and using rhetoric. Students are given two sentences with the same basic subject and object but with slightly different rhetoric. Students are asked to compare the rhetoric of the sentences. Then they are to re-write the sentence using new rhetoric. Then they are asked to describe what their sentence changes about the tone/mood/interpretation of the sentence.
An example is provided. This is a great activity for students to be allowed to do in pairs so students can bounce ideas off of each other. Students will need a basic introduction to rhetoric before they will be able to complete this worksheet.
In my classroom, students seemed to pick up on it quickly with a little guidance.
Please feel free to alter or add to this worksheet in any way to best suit the needs of your class.