Reflection: Student Feedback The Rhetorical Triangle and SOAPSTone Analysis - Section 2: Rhetorical terminology review


This activity was the first time students were addressing what they learned from the textbook, The Language of Composition, so it gave me a chance to see how they did with it.  From the ease at which they discussed the terminology and talked about the examples, I think the textbook will be a good resource.  Since all students were sharing, it seemed they all did the reading, too, which is good.  I did spend a little time on the idea of "persona" to emphasize the idea of taking on a voice for a specific audience in order to deepen their understanding of "speaker," but they were clear with the terms and ready to move on.

  Textbook Seems Clear for Students
  Student Feedback: Textbook Seems Clear for Students
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The Rhetorical Triangle and SOAPSTone Analysis

Unit 2: Understanding Rhetoric
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT explain the context of a text through concepts in the rhetorical triangle, as well as complete a SOAPSTone analysis of a text.

Big Idea: Analyzing the basic circumstances of a text first will lead to deeper analysis of rhetorical moves.

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Reading, English / Language Arts, Comprehension (Reading), rhetorical device, rhetorical strategy, rhetorical analysis
  75 minutes
rhetorical triangle
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