Rhetorical Analysis for Every Student - Rhetorical Devices - Rhetoric - AP™ Lang

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Angie Kratzer
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10th - 12th, Homeschool
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Need help making rhetorical analysis accessible for each of your students? What about help understanding how to teach rhetorical analysis through both devices and strategies? This 116-page unit includes 27 lessons designed for the 90-minute block and 37 reproducible student handouts. Each lesson indicates materials needed, AP™️ English Language & Composition skills, essential question, "I can" statement, activator, teacher input, student active participation, and a summary. Exercises are rigorous yet accessible by the struggling AP™️ student. Lessons fit the Common Core standards, so high school English classes of all ability levels would benefit. This unit plan is IDEAL for the teacher whose classes are inclusive of all ability levels.

All pages are in PDF format, and the buyer is provided with a link to all pages on Google Slides, where student exercises are editable.

The author is a former AP™️ English Language reader, 22-year veteran English teacher, curriculum specialist, and formative assessment designer.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (e.g., Washington’s Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”), including how they address related themes and concepts.
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.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.


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