We are discussing the concepts of visual rhetoric, including assessing pictures and identifying the ways in which the news manipulates fonts, colors, and charts/graphs to influence people. We then applied these with a viewing of Childish Gambino's This Is America.
Please have the below introduction to Mascot Nation read by Monday.
Together, we are tackling one of the retired Rhetorical Analysis Essays.
For homework, students are to complete the RA practice on AP Classroom, by Sunday at 11:30 PM. You have 60 minutes to complete the essay.
In class, Mr. Doughty presented the various databases that are available to students via the school library site. These databases are required sources for the research paper you will write for your current American literature novel.
Once completed, students continued to work on their thesis and body paragraph for the rhetorical analysis paragraph.
Students were assigned the below information on visual rhetoric to read for Tuesday.
In groups, we completed the review of student samples of the RA Essay and reflected on whether those assessments were correct.
Students were then given feedback on their rhetorical analysis paragraphs from last week, and given On Indian Removal to read, determine elements of a rhetorical analysis, and write a thesis and body paragraph.
We reviewed student samples from last year's exam, and students scored each, citing reasons from the rubric.
Using the Pocahontas Myth letter, students are writing their own rhetorical analysis paragraph assessing tone.