Rhetorical Analysis Annotation Stations: Ethos, Pathos, Logos

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7th - 12th, Homeschool
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Help students master the art of rhetorical analysis with five annotation and critical thinking stations. Annotation Stations are a perfect way to differentiate and provide structured work time as students practice analyzing rhetorical techniques. Use them with ANY informational text. Each station has instructions for an Annotation Action (recorded on the teacher-provided text) and Thinking Action (recorded on the graphic organizer).

What’s Included:

•Annotation Stations Graphic Organizer (black and white)

•Five Annotation Station Task Cards (color)

•Color Card Backs

•Exit Ticket (Ticket Out The Door)

•Six Station Signs (color)

Station Topics:

  1. Main Idea, Purpose, and Audience
  2. Diction and Connotation
  3. Ethos
  4. Pathos
  5. Logos

These stations are perfect for students who have had an introduction to the rhetorical triangle but need practice with rhetorical analysis. These stations assume background knowledge in ethos, pathos, logos, diction/connotation, and identifying main idea/purpose/audience.

This activity is an excellent way to help students "work" a text before completing more formal analytical writing. Just add your own text!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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