Close Reading: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson Day 1

Unit 12: Rhetorical Review: Politics and the Environment
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT to recognize the power of rhetorical appeals in a text, as well as shifts in appeals, through a close reading of the first two sections of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.

Big Idea: Strong rhetorical appeal in introductory sections of a text can draw a mass audience into an academic, sophisticated conversation.

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climatic and environmental change, English / Language Arts, close reading, rhetorical analysis, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson, AP
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