Help your students develop close reading and rhetorical analysis skills with this discounted bundle of organizers, activities, and assessments!
Please check out the links below for previews and detailed descriptions of the products included. The bundle contains the following products:
AP Language and Composition Rhetorical Analysis Writing Portfolio
This student-favorite portfolio assessment includes a student assignment page, rubrics, and a teacher model of an advertisement analysis. Artifacts include a political cartoon, advertisement analysis, and music video analysis.
Rhetorical Analysis and Literary Analysis Close Reading Templates
These graphic organizers provide a place for students to record a “snapshot” of a text for the purpose of rhetorical or literary analysis. They’re great for checking comprehension or leading into discussion or writing.
Rhetorical Triangle and Device Sort Bundle
Engage your students in rhetorical analysis with three sorting activities. Students will learn the vocabulary of the appeals (ethos, pathos, logos) and devices (25 total), then identify and analyze them in snippets of text from Presidents, sports professionals, and Shakespeare's works.
Tone Analysis for a Short Story Graphic Organizer
Students will summarize the text, examine plot and characterization, and consider connotative diction to analyze the tone of a short story. This graphic organizer will walk them through the process of tone explication using textual support.
Mapping Diction: Close Reading for Connotative Diction and Overall Meaning
This graphic organizer will walk your students through the close reading of a quotation from any text. Designed for use with short quotes, the organizer asks students first to define any words they don't know and next to consider the connotative meanings of words, look for patterns, find connections between connotative words, and keep the overall effect central to their analysis. Note-this resource is available in my store for free, and it is included in this bundle for convenience (at no additional cost).
Analysis Writing: Guided Reflection and Revision Activity
Help your students get the most out of the writing process! This activity will take students through reflection about and revision of one paragraph of analysis writing they have already completed. Students will make strategic choices as writers, starting with capitalizing on their strengths and planning for improvement based on their self-identified problem areas. Students will work on crafting strong topic and conclusion sentences, creating balance between detail and commentary, introducing quotations, and organizing their ideas within a paragraph.
Close Reading with Costa’s Levels of Questioning
Teach students to read closely through levels of questioning. Costa’s levels of questioning are the perfect Common-Core-aligned tools to help students develop awareness and agency over their own reading processes.
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