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This interactive game helps students review rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos) in the context of classic speeches and texts. Texts referenced include Sojourner Truth’s “And Ain’t I a Woman?”, Patrick Henry’s “The Speech to the Second Virginia Convention,” Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s “On Women’s Rights,” and an excerpt from Frederick Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom.
In this game, there are four rounds. In each round, the students must identify the examples from the texts as ethos, logos, or pathos. Additionally, they must provide short explanations for their answers. Students compete to shoot baskets into your classroom trash can!
All that you need to play is the ability to project a PowerPoint presentation, a soft ball, dark tape, and a trash can. You may want to encourage students to take notes during the review slides at the beginning of the presentation.
This activity is excellent guided practice after instruction in rhetorical appeals and argumentation. Students should read the texts (which are provided) before playing. Follow the game with independent practice for an even deeper understanding of rhetorical appeals.
This PowerPoint presentation includes the following:
- concept review
- game rules for students
- game play slides
- teacher instructions
- answer key
Research shows that students often learn best when they can move, and this activity motivates students further by tapping into their love of sports. Using heterogeneous groups to play a game with friendly competition is an excellent way to meet the needs of all of your students and reward them for their success.
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