This resource contains activities and resources for the AP Language and Composition classroom that have worked well for me and my students. Inside, you'll find . . .
- 3 practice prompts for rhetorical analysis
- Activities for writing body paragraphs, introductions, and descriptions of strategies
- Peer editing any rhetorical analysis essay
- Sentence stems for writing commentary and annotations
- Style activities for active voice, action and "doing verbs"
- A list of "doing" verbs
- A rhetorical analysis "toolkit" with terms, definitions, and samples
- 3 activities for revising vague/dead phrases and sentences such as "to paint a picture in the reader's mind," "to get the audience's attention" -- ah!
- A prosecution/defense of a character speech activity where students apply strategies they have analyzed
- A double-entry journal assignment for The Crucible that lends itself well to analysis of the play through a rhetorical analysis lens
- Follow-up assignments for essays (minimizes grading time for timed writings!)
- A rhetorical strategies and thesis statement activity for any text with sample thesis statements
- Visual rhetoric activities with images, models, and graphic organizers. Students practice writing their own prompts using images and writing analysis.
I have compiled these activities and resources based on their success within my AP Lang classroom. I hope you and your students find them helpful, too!
Mike (Lit Monster)
More AP Language and Composition Resources:
Embedding, Assertions, and Thesis Stems for AP Lang
A Portrait of a Speaker: Creative Rhetorical Analysis
The Crucible for AP Lang
The Things They Carried for AP Lang
Huck Finn for AP Lang
The Crucible, The Things They Carried, and Huck Finn for AP Lang – Discounted Bundle!
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass for AP Lang