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Language Arts

This is part of the Rhetorical Analysis Unit posted by smousseau.

This lesson is also an activity where students learn about the rhetorical triangle and rhetorical relationships, then practice them using a RAFT in two different ways.

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This is part of the Rhetorical Analysis Unit posted by smousseau.

AP Rhetorical Analysis Rubric
On Level Rhetorical Analysis Rubric (with SAT in mind)

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This is part of the Rhetorical Analysis Unit posted by smousseau.

Obama's Inaugural Speech
MLK's I Have a Dream
FDR's Fireside chat about the banks
The Declaration of Independence
JFK's Inaugural Speech

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This is part of the Rhetorical Analysis Unit posted by smousseau.

Socratic Seminar Procedures and Rubric for Assessing Rhetorical Analysis

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This is part of the Rhetorical Analysis Unit posted by smousseau.

Before students can write a full rhetorical analysis essay, they need sustained in analyzing and writing a more truncated and succinct version. First in groups, and then individually.

Includes:
How to Write a Precis Document
Precis Google Survey
Precis Rubric

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For this project, students will show they understand plot, tone, and theme by creating an imovie that summarizes their book and theme while matching the music they create in Garage Band to the tone of the different parts of the book. The end project is similar to a movie trailer, but it summarizes the entire book.

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The best way to learn to write figurative language is to read figurative language written by experts! For these lessons, students will choose a book that contains wonderful figurative language. While they read, they will share their favorite figurative language passages with their classmates. They will end the unit with a final Glogster assignment.

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For this lesson, students will review the different types of figurative language. Then they will watch videos on how figurative language is used in popular movies and music. After they analyze why figurative language is used often in popular media, they will create their own figurative language.

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Grammar works better in conjunction with writing! For this unit, students will work together to review the parts of speech in grammar. They will then take that knowledge to collaboratively research a persuasive paper on why grammar should or should not be taught in school.

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In preparation for research, students will learn the difference between a secondary and primary source through class discussion, a video, and a game. They will analyze why it is often important to have both sources in a research paper. Students will then begin to find quality primary and secondary sources on 9/11.

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