What does it take to win an argument? With these real-world rhetorical analysis materials, students will examine a short article on a high-interest topic, identify specific rhetorical tools (ethos, pathos, and logos), and determine whether the writer is ultimately effective in swaying the reader.
The essay in Real World Rhetoric #1 attempts to convince readers that it’s unwise to kill spiders we find in our homes.
This 4-page download includes:
• A full-text copy of a public domain argument essay
• A paper-saving handout of short answer questions
• A Google Drive version of the essay and questions for students to complete online
• A detailed answer key to make grading easier and help the teacher lead a discussion of the answers
These materials were designed to help students begin the process of preparation for the analysis of argument prompts featured in the AP English Language and Composition exam and the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts essay.
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