Give your students practice with identifying and analyzing the rhetorical devices in quotes from The Bard's great works! This versatile sorting activity can be used as a true sort or as a collection of examples that can be distributed individually. Use it for introduction, practice, analysis, and assessment. It's an engaging way to expose students to Shakespeare's language!
This product contains TWO VERSIONS of 25 devices, definitions, and examples from Shakespeare's sonnets and plays. One version is formatted as a jigsaw for easier matching; the other version is formatted in boxes for no-hint, more challenging matching. You'll also get teaching tips, a master list of the devices/definitions/quotes, and three different student response sheets for variations on the sorting activity. Just print and cut the quotes apart to create sets of sorting cards.
•Planning and Teaching Tips
•Rhetorical Devices Master List (KEY)
•Version #1: Jigsaw (easier matching)
•Version #2: No Hints (harder matching)
•Three Student Response Pages
→ Students define and identify sophisticated rhetorical devices.
→ Easy differentiation options with the two included versions.
→ Students must make informed decisions about the dominant appeal in each excerpt and justify those decisions.
→ The open-ended nature of this sorting activity starts rich classroom discussions. It can lead into a wide variety of writing assignments.
→ Three different student response sheets provide flexibility in how to use the assignment to meet your students’ needs.
It’s easy to use the examples again and again! Laminate them, then punch holes in them and store each set on a binder ring for easy access.
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