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Rhetoric Value Bundle: Appeals & Devices PPTs, Activities & Printables

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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. Save over 20% with this comprehensive, engaging bundle of two products (also sold separately) that includes:

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

Rhetorical Appeals Introductory PowerPoint—provides definitions and examples of ethos, pathos and logos from advertising and historical speeches, along with video links and a wide variety of practice and assessment activities.
Glossary of Rhetorical Strategies—includes definitions and examples of rhetorical appeals and devices for student reference and review
Rhetoric in Advertising Activity—students search for examples of rhetorical appeals in all forms of advertising
Rhetoric in Modern Speech Practice Activity—students watch a recent presidential speech and identify rhetorical appeals in provided excerpts
Seminal U.S. Speech Close Reading Activity—students closely read FDR’s “Pearl Harbor Address” and identify the best examples of each rhetorical appeal—works great as group activity
Reflection/Summary Activity—students write and reflect on how rhetorical appeals help authors to achieve their purpose
Writing Activity—students apply their learning about rhetorical devices to their own writing
Persuasive Presentation Activity—students choose from a number of options to create and present their own persuasive presentation using rhetorical strategies
Detailed Answer Keys and Rubrics—to set clear expectations for students and make grading a breeze

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

Definition, purpose and examples of fourteen types of rhetorical devices (see list below). Multiple examples from historical speeches, literature and everyday life for each
Assessment activity that asks students to identify rhetorical devices used in excerpts from speeches and literature—works well as a white board activity!
Close reading practice activity in which students read Lou Gehrig’s “Farewell to Baseball Address,” identifying and explaining the rhetorical devices used
Group practice activity in which students choose from a list of famous historical speeches and analyze the rhetoric used
Writing activity in which students apply what they’ve learned in their own writing
Activity and handout packet with a glossary of rhetorical devices and printables for each activity
Answer key and rubric to make grading a breeze

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

The presentations are provided both fully editable PowerPoints (so you can add or delete slides based on the needs of your classroom) and PDFs (to prevent any technical difficulties or font loss).

This comprehensive package includes TONS of engaging, rigorous activities to help your students become better writers, speakers and interpreters of their world.

Looking for more materials on rhetoric? Check out:

“Letter from Birmingham Jail” Bundle: Close Reading Rhetorical Analysis Unit, Introductory PowerPoint and Informal Debate Activity

Purchase them together and save even more:

Ultimate Rhetoric Mega-Bundle: Introduction to Rhetorical Appeals & Devices, and “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Unit


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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
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