http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Teachers/Curricular-Resources/~/media/assets/Education%20and%20Public%20Programs/Education/Lesson%20Plans/Rhetoric%20of%20the%20Inaugural%20Address.pdf (Lesson Plan and full-text of speech)
Citing the excerpts from Walden and Civil Disobedience, is Thoreau advocating reform or revolution?
In-Class Rhetorical Analysis/Timed Writing:
The passage below is an observation of Abraham Lincoln made by Nathaniel Hawthorne when he had the opportunity to meet the president in 1862. Read the passage carefully. Then write an essay in which you define the attitude Hawthorne takes toward Lincoln and analyze the rhetorical strategies Hawthorne employs to help clarify and define the attitude.
Discussion: How did the rhetorical devices you found in “Silent Spring” impact the author’s purpose? How does the tone shift throughout the essay? What kinds of arguments (ethos, pathos, logos) does Carson use? What conclusion does Carson want readers to reach? What premises support that conclusion?
Introduce Socratic Seminar assignment (Civil Disobedience excerpt from textbook and Walden excerpts)
Read “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” and “I Have a Dream.” Annotate for audience, purpose, parallel structure, ethos, pathos, logos, connotation, denotation.
Journal Entry: Use this photograph and handout as a prompt for student journal writing.
Mini-Lesson: Parallel Structure in King’s speeches http://mrgunnar.net/files/King%20Letter%20questions%20and%20worksheet.pdf
Discuss rhetorical devices students found in “Letter from Birmingham City Jail.”
Read “Poetry & Power” Handout and JFK’s Inaugural Address. Annotate rhetorical devices found in JFK’s speech.
Read Walt Whitman’s poem “Had I the Choice.” http://www.princeton.edu/~batke/logr/log_310.html What choice does the speaker make? Why?
Model Rhetorical Analysis: JFK’s Inaugural Address (see attached document for procedure)
Class time to work on Visual Rhetoric project
Prepare for Socratic Seminar
Socratic Seminar: Civil Disobedience excerpt from textbook and Walden excerpts
Citing Walden and Civil Disobedience, is Thoreau advocating reform or revolution?
Computer Lab: Drafting/Revising PSAs
Visual Rhetoric Project Due
In-Class Essay: Rhetorical Analysis of Hawthorne’s attitude toward Lincoln
Peer Review: PSA
Public Service Announcement Presentations (1 or 2 days)
PSA project & reflection due
*All journal entries and drafts should be kept as separate documents for possible inclusion in the portfolio.