AP® English Language and Composition: Using Documentary Film as an Introduction to Rhetoric

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Rhetoric is the key to character. Scholars work through four activities using documentary films to complete rhetoric analysis. Learners participate in writing a note to a friend and then analyze their own writing. They also view clips from films to get a better understanding of style.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Preface the lesson by defining documentaries and their purposes
  • Preview important terms before beginning
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to films

  • Includes learner handouts to accompany activities
  • Offers a list of important terms

  • None
Common Core