Rhetorical analysis is intimidating to students! Give your students voice and choice with this rhetorical analysis assignment using Public Service Announcements. Students will analyze PSA print ads examining rhetorical situation, rhetorical appeals, diction, tone, imagery and logical fallacies.
PSA text is short and accessible for students to focus in and analyze the diction used and how it affects meaning and tone. Many students are intimidated and overwhelmed when asked to examine diction in a longer text piece. This assignment helps to make that process easier and achievable for all students.
Student choice for final product: Essay or Adobe Spark Page project.
Included in this resource is a completed PSA analysis using a gun control PSA (graphic organizer, essay and Adobe Spark product). Use this to model a think-aloud, or as a reference tool for your students.
This product contains the following:
*Ad Analysis Graphic Organizer blank
*Completed Teacher Example Graphic Organizer
*PSA Ad Analysis Assignment Overview Document
*Teacher Example Essay product
*Teacher Example Adobe Spark product
*Common Core Aligned Rubric
All documents are provided in pdf, Word and Google documents.