Students will read, critically analyze and write about a series of poems dealing with poetry. Students will define poetry in their own terms.
In this lesson, students listen to a variety of speeches and analyze their purposes and how well the speaker achieved that purpose. They will analyze methods used by the speaker and their effectiveness, and present their analyses to the class.
In this lesson plan from PBS Learning Media, students will learn to summarize historical speeches in the authorâ€™s own words, as well as paraphrase the speech using their own words.
In this lesson, students will read and analyze paragraphs 6 and 7 of "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton" and determine how her use of rhetoric and style helps contribute to the power, persuasiveness, and beauty of her speech.
In this 3 day lesson plan on The Rhetorical Triangle from PBS Learning Media, students will focus on understanding Aristotleâ€™s three elements of persuasive speechâ€”the ancient Greek words ethos, pathos and logos. Additionally, students will be able to analyze the effectiveness of rhetorical strategies and elements in commercials and speeches.
In this lesson on "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton," students will read and analyze to discover how she uses satire and sarcasm to advance her purpose.
In this lesson, students will analyze the rhetorical strategies Malcolm X used in his speeches, such as tone, emotional appeal, and descriptive language. They will also consider the strategies used by African American leaders during the Civil Rights Movement and the social implications of these strategies, contrasting the leadership and ideology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in the Civil Rights Movement and evaluate their legacies. They will identify personal values and use them to determine appropriate behaviors for protecting their individual rights.
The students will analyze how the poets Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman make claims about the influence of nature. Even though the poets share similar claims, their different styles give the class much to analyze. After the students analyze the poems, there is a modified RAFT assignment. This lesson was developed by NCDPI as part of the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Instructional Resources Project. This lesson plan has been vetted at the state level for standards alignment, AIG focus, and content accuracy.
In this lesson, students analyze famous speeches and create a speech of their own that represents the feelings, perceptions, and beliefs of others.