RHETORICAL DEVICES ANCHOR CHARTS Rhetorical Appeals Posters Word Wall Worksheets

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10th - 12th, Higher Education
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Includes digital worksheets for distance learning and Google Classroom®! Reinforce logical fallacies and rhetorical appeals with your AP Language and Composition or Senior Level English Language Arts students using this collaborative activity, which can also be used as an individual workbook.




This activity results in a useful classroom anchor chart and can be used as either a collaborative activity or an individual assignment.

I enjoy using this resource as a collaborative activity by assigning a term to each student or group of students. Students can use online resources to write a definition of the literary device and explain why an author would choose to use this device. Then, they can draw from their background knowledge or find examples online to illustrate the use of each technique. I find that when students apply their own examples from popular culture, these terms become easier to understand.

Once students have completed their term, I laminate these pages and display them in the classroom as a word wall anchor chart.

To work on this activity as an individual workbook, you can either have students work through it at the beginning of your rhetorical analysis unit or throughout the course of your studies. The second option works great for when you find literary pairings that demonstrate the use of particular rhetorical appeals, but the first is effective if you plan to jump into close reading assignments and want students to have a reference workbook available.

The rhetorical terms included in this resource include:

  • Concession
  • False Analogy
  • Proposal
  • Reluctant Conclusion
  • Claim
  • Qualifier
  • Strawman Argument
  • Red Herring
  • Ad Hominem
  • Circular Reasoning
  • Equivocation

and more!

A complete answer key has also been provided with this resource in order to consolidate this activity.

A digital copy of this activity has also been provided. Simply follow the instructions to make a copy to your Google Drive®.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.


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