The Declaration of Independence. Rhetorical Devices Worksheet. On your own, quickly fill out the worksheet provided using page 227 as a guide. Keep this sheet in your notes. You will need to refer back to it several times as we read the next few pieces. Bell Work.
The Declaration of Independence
On your own, quickly fill out the worksheet provided using page 227 as a guide.
Keep this sheet in your notes. You will need to refer back to it several times as we read the next few pieces.
Write your own definition of the word Rebellion.
What is the connotation of the word? Is it negative or positive?
List some examples of how rebellion can be (or has been) a positive thing.
Describe a time in which you stood up for something you believed in, even when others wouldn’t.
Using informational text from the unit, make a convincing argument for which text makes the most effective use of rhetoric.
The WGA and AMTP are at odds over digital rights royalties.
The WGA should be paid for new media broadcasts.
1988 was the last renegotiation for the WGA; the DVD market was in its infancy and digital rights were unheard of.
WGA members make 2 cents per DVD sold. They make 0 cents from digital rebroadcasts.
The studios will lose money, but they make billions and none will fold by a 2 cent increase in writer’s pay.
Writers should be paid for digital media rights and paid more for DVD sales.
As you view two videos, fill in your charts with the claim, support, and counterargument as it is presented.
Get into Baseball groups
A a group, read “The Declaration of Independence”
Create another chart and write down the all the parts of a classical argument from Thomas Jefferson’s declaration.
Write an argumentative essay that includes all of the parts of a classical argument and at lease one of each of the following elements:
Persuasive appeals: ethos-the standing of the writer or speaker
Pathos;appeals to emotion
Logos-appeals to reason-facts, logical statements
Language analysis: diction (word choice)-strong, vicious verbs, why present tense, negative diction
Syntax(sentence structure like parallelism and repetition etc
Images (allusion, imagery, simile, metaphor, personification etc)