Rhetoric Mega-Bundle: Appeals, Devices & “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Unit

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Strengthen the argumentation skills of your high school and advanced middle school students by helping them learn, identify, analyze and practice rhetorical strategies—both appeals and devices—AND have them apply what they’ve learned using Martin Luther King’ Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (a CCSS exemplar text) along with a host of other historical speeches and seminal U.S. texts

This 150+ page engaging and academically rigorous bundle includes:

Rhetorical Appeals: Introductory PowerPoint, Activities & Handouts --32-page PowerPoint, 18-page packet of printable activities, including:

• Rhetorical Appeals Introductory PowerPoint (Fully Editable)—provides definitions and a wide variety of examples of ethos, pathos and logos from advertising, speeches and everyday life; along with video links and a number of practice and assessment activities.
• Glossary of Rhetorical Strategies
• Rhetoric in Advertising Activity and Handout
• Rhetoric in Modern Speech Practice Activity and Handout
• Seminal U.S. Speech Close Reading Activity and Handout
• Reflection/Summary Activity and Handout
• Practice Writing Activity and Handout
• Persuasive Presentation Activity and Handout
• Detailed Answer Keys and Rubrics

Rhetorical Devices: Introductory PowerPoint, Activities & Handouts 40-page Powerpoint, 10-page printable activity packet, including:

• Rhetorical Devices Introductory PowerPoint (Fully Editable)Definitions, purpose and examples of fourteen types of rhetorical devices (see list below) from historical speeches, literature and everyday life
• Identifying Rhetorical Devices Assessment/Practice Activity
• Lou Gehrig’s “Farewell to Baseball” Close Reading Activity and Handout
• Speech Analysis Group Activity and Handout
• Practice Writing Activity and Handout
• Detailed Answer Key and Rubric

Rhetorical Devices Covered: Allusion, Euphemism, Hyperbole, Juxtaposition, Metaphor, Oxymoron, Parallelism, Personification, Repetition (Anaphora and Epistrophe), Rhetorical Question, Simile, Understatement

”Letter from Birmingham Jail” Close Reading Rhetorical Analysis Unit 39-page unit with lesson plans, activities and handouts, including:

• Detailed 3-7 day Lesson Plan
• Full Text of King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
Comprehension Check Questions (also sold separately)
• Vocabulary Inventory Assessment and Handout
• Vocabulary Building Activity and Handout
• SOAPSTone Analysis Activity and Handout
• Rhetorical Analysis Activity and Handout
• Reader Response Activity and Handout
• Essay Prompts/Discussion Questions and Handout
• Essay Graphic Organizer
• Essay Rubric
• Detailed Answer Keys

”Letter from Birmingham Jail” Pre-Reading Informal Debate Activity
Hook your students from the start as they take a stand (literally!) on controversial statements related to themes in “Letter," vote with their feet, and present arguments on the fly. Students LOVE this engaging activity that gets them moving AND thinking deeply and debating about important topics!

”Letter from Birmingham Jail” Pre-Reading Backgrounder PowerPoint
Fully editable PowerPoint providing the background necessary for students to fully understand and appreciate King’s letter, including a walk-though of events leading up to his writing, link to an engaging and informative background video, warm-up journal prompts and a list of challenging vocabulary words and their definitions. (Also provided as a PDF to prevent any technical issues or loss of fonts).

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Common Core Standards Covered
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1 (Citing textual evidence)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.2 (Determining central idea of informational text)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.4 (Determining meaning of words, including connotation and how it impacts tone)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.6 (Determining author’s purpose and how rhetoric advances it)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.8 (Evaluating argument and reasoning within a text)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.9 (Analyzing a seminal U.S. document)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1 (Writing arguments)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2 (Writing informational/explanatory texts)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4 (Producing clear, coherent writing appropriate to task)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1 (Participating in collaborative discussion)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.3 (Evaluating speaker’s point of view and use of rhetoric)

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Keywords: Rhetoric, rhetorical appeals, rhetorical devices, ethos, pathos, logos, introduction to rhetoric, elements of argument, argumentative writing, persuasive writing, seminal U.S. documents, historical speeches, argumentation, Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK, Black History Month, informational text, nonfiction, close reading
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