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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.

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Rhetorical devices worksheet
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
Bell Work

  • 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.


Discuss
Discuss

  • Describe a time in which you stood up for something you believed in, even when others wouldn’t.


Common core standard
Common Core Standard

RI 5Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.


Unit goal essay question
Unit Goal/Essay Question

  • Using informational text from the unit, make a convincing argument for which text makes the most effective use of rhetoric.


Argument
Argument

  • An argument expresses an opinion on an issue and supports it with reasons and evidence. An argument contains these three important parts:

  • claim: the writer’s position on an issue or problem

  • support: reasons and evidence provided to prove a claim

  • counterarguments: arguments to answer opposing views


On a sheet of paper make two charts like this
On a sheet of paper, make two charts like this:


The declaration of independence

As you view two videos, fill in your charts with the claim, support, and counterargument as it is presented.

Mystery Men

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFC2o44koIA

The Lorax

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUvHO33iaxg


Independent practice
Independent Practice support, and counterargument as it is presented.

  • Get into Baseball groups

  • A a group, read “The Declaration of Independence” on page 240.

  • Answer questions A-F (skip letter E) as you read to gain understanding of the text.

  • Create another chart and write down the Claim, the Support, and the Counter-claim in Thomas Jefferson’s declaration.


Rhetoric
Rhetoric support, and counterargument as it is presented.

  • 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)


Exit ticket
Exit Ticket support, and counterargument as it is presented.

  • On a sheet of paper write a paragraph to convince me that you should not have a vocabulary quiz on Friday/Monday. Your paragraph must include a claim, a supporting statement, and a counter argument.

  • If all paragraphs include all three parts and are convincing, you will have no quiz!