Rhetorical Analysis can be challenging for students and difficult to teach but it is a necessary critical thinking skill required for college and the world of work. The College Board's AP English Language and Composition course and exam feature a writing task for students to dive deep into the rhetorical situation of a passage while they examine the writer's or speaker's purpose. The SAT's optional essay prompt is also a rhetorical analysis task.
These nine extended lessons provide the resources to teach some of the most recent AP Rhetorical Analysis prompts and support student learning. For novice AP teachers or those who would like to enhance their teaching, this bundle supports a semester or yearlong course and prepares students for the AP exam.
Art by Ted Major, Creative Commons