Friday, 9/26

I gave students twenty minutes at the start of class to finish the Malcolm X Rhetorical Analysis handout and also read in their independent novels. Next, we read and annotated and discussed the Sanders prompt from the 2007 AP test for rhetorical situation, appeals, and tone. Then I went over Style while students added to notes that I prepared. In groups, students applied the new Style terminology to the Sanders prompt and then reported back out to the rest of the class. Homework: return to “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X; pick any two of the style devices from the handout and identify multiple examples of that device in the text, adding them to your existing annotations (if you can’t find multiple examples of a particular device, choose a different device!)