Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Day 25 (9/6): The Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #7
Reminder: Vocab on Quizlet

ELAGSE11-12RI4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
ELAGSE11-12RI5 Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
ELAGSE11-12RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
ELAGSE11-12L6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Essential Questions:
  1. How can I best structure a rhetorical analysis essay?
  2. How can an understanding of rhetorical vocabulary improve my ability to speak and talk about argument, and to construct arguments of my own?
  3. How do images work as arguments? 
  4. How can I construct effective visual arguments?

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