Rhetorical Analysis I: Understanding Speeches

Rhetorical Analysis I: Understanding Speeches

CRA Description : 
This 3-part unit helps students to understand and practice the complex processes of reading, understanding, analyzing, and writing about speeches addressed to specific audiences at specific times. Over the course of 1 ½ to 2 ½ weeks, students will go through a specified sequence 3 times, albeit in a somewhat different form; these sequences afford students the necessary practice with these processes to become increasingly independent.
Subjects: 
Independent Study
English Language Arts
Key Concepts and Terms: 
Allude / Allusion
Annotate / Annotation
Audience
Claim
Connotation
Context
Culture/Cultural
Denotation
Evidence
Exigence
Explanation
Facial Expression
Gesture
Intended Audience
Listener
Message
Occasion
Opposing Arguments
Persuasion
Posture
Purpose
Reader
Reason
Refute / Refutation
Rhetor / Speaker / Writer
Rhetorical Situation / Rhetorical Context
Sentence Structure / Sentence Patterns
Style
The 3 Proofs: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos
Tone
Transcript
Voice
Prior Knowledge: 
Follow oral and written instructions precisely. Listen to class discussions and lectures and take careful notes. Work productively in groups. Stay focused and organized. Use the Internet to find appropriate, reliable research. Understand the components of a rhetorical situation. Understand and have facility with the components and recursive nature of the writing process. Use word processing program.