Have your students collaborate digitally and analyze rhetorical appeals with this digital-based rhetorical analysis collaboration analysis activity!
Engage students in authentic rhetorical analysis with this digital collaborative analysis activity that focuses on analyzing the rhetorical appeals: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. Plus, there are two questions for students to identify and analyze any rhetorical device as well. This teaching resource includes two Google-docs that are ideal for any fiction text.
Analyzing Rhetorical Appeals Doc 1 – Collaborative Analysis
Step 1: Digital collaboration. In the first document, students collaborate and answer a series of text-based questions about the rhetorical appeals. Students will work together to answer one guiding question together, and then each student will contribute to the collaborative discussion by answering a question individually.
This analyzing rhetorical appeals response to rhetoric activity includes five standards-based questions in the first document. Each question requires students to find and cite evidence to support their answers. As students collaborate together in this shared document, they will help each other analyze and better understand the story.
Analyzing Rhetorical Appeals Doc 2 – Individual Writing Assignment
Step 2: Individual writing. In the second document, students will demonstrate their understanding of rhetorical analysis and how and why authors and speakers use rhetorical appeals by responding to the writing prompt and writing a one-paragraph rhetorical analysis response.
The writing prompt, which focuses on analyzing the appeals of the text, includes sentence frames to help teach academic writing to students.
This is a SMARTePlans digital activity that is ideal for the 1:1 secondary ELA classroom, remote and distance teaching, and hybrid teaching.
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