This graphic organizer offers students an excellent way to analyze persuasive speeches. This organizer can be used if students are evaluating persuasive speeches given by peers, but this is primarily designed for students to use while assessing a professional/political speech by a speaker such as Martin Luther King Jr.. Students will analyze the speaker's use of rhetorical appeals, the credibility of specific statements, and assess the overall effectiveness of the speaker.
➡ As students analyze a speech, have them note and write down specific topics that are covered in the speech (one per section). In the appropriate section of the organizer, students will write down the topic, two statements related to the topic, and they can then assess the type of appeals (logos, ethos, pathos) used and the degree of credibility of said statements.
➡ After students finish analyzing individual statements, have them respond to the three questions on the last page. These require students to consider the overall effectiveness of the speaker, the impact of nonverbal communication, and the implied audience(s) of the speech.
➡ I have included more specific directions as well on the first page of the document.
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