FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Author’s Use of Rhetoric – Playlist and Teaching Notes”

by Wisewire

9th – 10th Grade



Students explore standard RI.9-10.6 with this playlist. They will determine an author’s purpose. Students will identify instances of rhetoric and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to accomplish his or her purpose. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

This product includes:
• 2 links to instructional videos, audio files, or texts
• 3 links to practice quizzes or activities
• 1 assessment that includes three multiple choice questions
• Definitions of key terms, such as rhetoric
• “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” by Patrick Henry
• An excerpt from “Harriet: The Moses of Her People” by Sarah H. Bradford
• An excerpt from “Democracy in America ” by Alexis de Tocqueville
• An accompanying Teaching Notes file

The Teaching Notes file includes:
• Additional activities to help your students explore the standard
• Links to additional practice quizzes or activities
• An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels

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Please note, passages in this product appear in these other products:
“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” by Patrick Henry appears in:
Provide an Objective Summary – RI.9-10.2 – Playlist and Teaching Notes
How an Author Unfolds an Argument – Playlist and Teaching Notes
Cite Textual Evidence – RI.9-10.1 – Playlist and Teaching Notes
Analyzing the Relationship Between Events – Playlist and Teaching Notes
Diction, Meaning, and Tone – Playlist and Teaching Notes
Evidence and Fallacious Reasoning – RI.9-10.8 – Playlist and Teaching Notes
RI.9-10.6 – Quiz and Answer Guide
RI.9-10.8 – Quiz and Answer Guide
Text Structure and Key Points – Playlist and Teaching Notes
An excerpt from “Harriet: The Moses of Her People” by Sarah H. Bradford appears in:
RI.9-10.6 – Quiz and Answer Guide
Determine and Analyze Central Ideas – Playlist and Teaching Notes


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