#weholdthesetruths Use this free rhetorical analysis graphic organizer to help students analyze the argument presented in Lyndon B. Johnson’s speech, “Voting Rights Act of 1965.” The graphic organizer guides students through analysis of rhetorical features including diction, rhetorical appeals, structure, author’s craft and purpose, tone, and central ideas.
This scaffolded approach to argument analysis provides an alternative to the widely-used SOAPStone strategy. The rhetorical analysis organizer can be used with various nonfiction texts and speeches; however, the included speech by Lyndon B. Johnson presents timely theme topics including equality, freedom, and unity.
This 8 page resource includes instructions, speech, and organizers (two font styles), guide, and key.
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