Is That Rhetorical?

Young speechifiers learn how to identify ethos (ethical), pathos (emotional (pathos), and logos (logical) appeals used by orators to sway their audiences. They then demonstrate what they have learned by identifying these elements in well-known speeches.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • As a guided practice, work with the class to identify the rhetorical elements in President George Bush's speech and then assign President Barrack Obama's speech as group work
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires extra prep time to copy and collate the handouts
  • Learners must use evidence from the provided statements to support their analysis
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