Reflection: High Expectations Rhetoric and Advertising: "So God Made a Farmer" - Section 4: Analysis of the Original "So God Made a Farmer" speech


Since this section of the lesson followed my 'tough love' session regarding written work and expectations, the students were quite focused here.  They spent more time than I expected annotating the text of the speech after we listened, and were quite thoughtful in their responses afterward.  We went through the SOAPStone elements, and they did I nice job particularly of recognizing the specific audience suggested in the piece, and how the syntactical structures worked strategically.  All told, it was a good session going into the video portion.

This certainly shows that the students are thoughtful, and, like most students, simply need reminders once in a while of why they are in the class, and what they need to do to be successful--that they have a responsibility for their own learning.  

  Students very focused
  High Expectations: Students very focused
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Rhetoric and Advertising: "So God Made a Farmer"

Unit 2: Understanding Rhetoric
Lesson 6 of 13

Objective: SWBAT use strong evidence to explain their analysis of a video by completing a rhetorical analysis of a video advertisement.

Big Idea: When analyzing a visual text, evidence is just as important as with a written text: it must be strong and specific.

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Reading, English / Language Arts, Comprehension (Reading), advertising, rhetorical device, rhetorical strategy, rhetorical analysis
  65 minutes
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