Ethos, Pathos, Logos: A DIGITAL Unit about Rhetorical Appeals


Digital Rhetorical Appeals Teaching Unit! This common core mini-unit includes everything you need to teach your middle and high school students about the different, effective persuasive and argumentative writing strategies in a digital format.

This Resource Includes Files That Work on the Google Platform:

– An editable, 37 slide Google Slide Presentation

– Student materials on Google Docs and Slides

The presentation teaches students about Ethos, Pathos, and Logos, as well as other persuasive writing strategies. It also includes a mini quiz during the lesson.

The student materials include:

– Suggested lesson plan calendar (for teachers)

– Ethos Pathos Logos Doodle Notes

– Rhetorical Triangle Doodle Organizer

– Two informational text activities for individual or group practice

– 3 full-text informational passages (The Gettysburg Address, Chief Joseph’s surrender speech, and Lou Gehrig’s Farewell to Baseball speech)

– Writing with appeals activity

– Argumentative essay handout

– Thesis graphic organizer

– Counterclaim graphic organizer

– Essay outline

– Peer edit form

– Argumentative essay rubric

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