Easel by TpT

Rhetorical Analysis Graphic Organizer for Any Text (SAT Writing, AP Language)

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Activity
2 pages
Share this resource
Includes Easel Activity
This resource includes a ready-to-use interactive version of the PDF. Assign it to students to complete from any device. Easel by TpT is free to use! Learn more.


This resource is now included in the Rhetorical Analysis BIG Bundle! Be sure to check this out before you buy this resource separately.

This graphic organizer will help students presented with any argumentative nonfiction text move from analysis to composition. After reading and analyzing how the author constructs his or her argument, students will identify the speaker, purpose and audience of the text, and record evidence of language and devices that appeal to ethos, pathos and logos. Finally, students complete the graphic organizer by constructing the thesis statement for a rhetorical analysis essay. This type of essay is the writing task for the SAT, and also one of the free response questions on the AP English Language and Composition Exam. Whether your students are preparing for one of these tests, or you are simply instructing and assessing the skills of rhetorical analysis, this is an English class must-have that pairs with any text.

This product includes an example filled-out copy to assist you in instruction and assessment.

If you are looking to support your students further in rhetorical analysis, check out the rest of the related items in my store!

Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning (e.g., in U.S. Supreme Court majority opinions and dissents) and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy (e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses).
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up