Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 3, Lesson 2

How do rhetorical devices advance an author's point of view? Scholars consider the question as they continue their exploration of Machiavelli's The Prince. They work in small groups, annotating the text for evidence of rhetoric, before engaging in a whole-class discussion about the topic. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups share their opinions about the best form of government
  • Challenge pupils to find additional examples of rhetoric in various types of text
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the second lesson from the Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 3 series
Pros
  • Provides vocabulary to support English learners
  • Offers ideas for differentiated instruction 
Cons
  • None