Reflection: Gradual Release Introduction to Rhetorical Appeals and Writing a Rhetorical Precis - Section 2: Building Knowledge: Notes on Rhetorical Appeals


I struggle with the balance between teacher talk and student talk when I am giving notes.  I want the students to talk more.  However they have somewhat of a pavlovian response to notes.  They shut down and start writing. So I try guided notes.  They just have to fill in the blank or add details to the handout.  It kinda works.  When I watch myself talking about pathos, I think I am talking too much.  I want to hear questions or do I get my students to find their inner credibility and engage in notes as more of a discussion than a lecture? All suggestions are welcome!

  Gradual Release: Lecturing and Notes
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Introduction to Rhetorical Appeals and Writing a Rhetorical Precis

Unit 8: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT identify and evaluate how an author uses rhetoric to advance an argument by evaluating three movie reviews focusing on audience and rhetorical appeals.

Big Idea: What is the purpose? How does it connect to an audience? Students will distinguish between and objective analysis and personal opinion.

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English / Language Arts, rhetoric, Rhetorical Appeals, Rhetorical Precis
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