Rhetorical devices, engaging activities, group analysis, and a class debate are all included in this curriculum unit!
This is a two-week unit that will teach students how to analyze rhetoric and how to write effective rhetoric as well. In all, there are 8 PowerPoints and 15 word documents.
The following activities are included:
✓Advertisement and Commercial Analysis
✓Post-It Note Tug of War
✓Student Speech Presentation
✓Patrick Henry Speech Analysis
✓Ben Carson Speech Analysis
✓Rhetorical Analysis with Hip Hop
✓Group Speech Analysis
✓Unit Test with Answer Key
Multiple speeches are included for easy access and all lessons are labeled according to the day for easy implementation.
Common Core mandates that eleventh grade English students read historical documents so my students read Sojourner Truth and Patrick Henry. All other speeches are more recent.
This unit will help students with a variety of skills including analyzing, thinking critically, reading, writing, and evaluating.