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6 October: Chalk Talk & Rhetorical Selections CCC


I can make connections between texts and our unit themes and assess their use of various rhetorical strategies (RI 1/2).

Entry Task:

As you come into class, prepare to play a round of Booket to focus on vocabulary list 2.

What’s Going On:

We will participate in a series of chalk talk rounds to continue practicing analyzing rhetorical structures.

  • Round One: Move around the room in a small group to read through quotes from our unit readings. Use your Rhetorical Strategies Mini-List to identify the rhetorical strategies used within the quotes.

  • Round Two: Read through the identified strategies and select one to answer how the strategy usually works.

  • Round Three: Read through and answer how this strategy is working in this example and why the author is using the strategy on the audience.

  • Round Four: Read through and answer how this strategy might make this audience feel, react, or respond.

  • Round Five: Spend time reading through all the responses from your classmates.

The remaining time today is yours to work on any unit work as needed before we move on. Below are all the texts we have analyzed, and you are receiving 5 points for trying each. To receive the full points for each you must show that you have annotated the text, connected the text to one of our unit themes, and tried to write the rhetorical analysis CCC using the template.

(If you have fallen greatly behind, my suggestion is to choose two to focus on and then move forward.)

Once you have tried each, select two to focus on for our upcoming unit essay and make additions to each as you type them in the posted Google Classroom assignment for feedback.

Exit Task:

We will end class with a short discussion of our unit texts and themes. Discuss with a neighbor which unit text you feel exemplifies each of our unit themes. You can use the texts more than once. Be prepared to share.

  • Interconnectedness & Power: When individuals unify, they collectively have more power to achieve goals than they otherwise would if they were working to achieve them alone.

  • Justice, Resistance, & Rebellion: Rebelling against the norm and resisting what is unjust, is ultimately necessary to stand up for what is right, even if one is alone in the fight.

  • Altruism & Selflessness: To be truly altruistic, one must think beyond themselves and outside of themselves, responding to what is in the best interest of others even to their own detriment.


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