Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Activism in Bono's Speech: Reading a Contemporary Speech for Rhetorical Appraoch - Section 3: Writing about Rhetoric in Bono's speech

 

Students did well with this task.  In retrospect, I think it's possible that a college commencement address is to highbrow for grade-9 students, and Bono's topic is somewhat abstract (world poverty).  Although the student responses were accurate, they sometimes lacked detail, so  I needed to push the students toward more specificity.  However, the students did get some important practice in writing and in doing so in a strongly analytic mode. 

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Activism in Bono's Speech: Reading a Contemporary Speech for Rhetorical Appraoch

Unit 11: Analyzing Rhetoric in Julius Caesar and Contemporary Speeches
Lesson 10 of 16

Objective: SWBAT explain Bono's rhetorical approaches to his message by listening to his speech and taking online notes using their 1:1 Chromebooks.

Big Idea: We learn to carefully examine ideas in a contemporary speech.

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